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Modeled on Vietnam Vets Against the War, LEAP brings unquestionable credibility and first hand experience to its critique of our drug policies to wide audiences. Find out why Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said, "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a singular organization whose credibility and experience provide ...See More one of the strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world." Show Less
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The Mangrove Action Project (MAP) is dedicated to reversing the degradation and loss of mangrove forests. These unique coastal ecosystems linking land and sea, play a vital role in helping to keep our planet healthy. Mangroves once sheltered three-quarters of tropical and subtropical shorelines. Today, only half remain.
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To inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse.
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Human trafficking is a pervasive issue within Suriname. Young girls and women are vulnerable to be lured into the prostitution industry. In remote mining camps, prostitution rings are common, and, with a very limited government presence in those regions, it is very difficult to monitor the sex trafficking.1 Additionally, migrant workers on fishing boats are vulnerable to forced labor. Freedom of thought, assembly, and press are protected and generally upheld. Although women are promised legal equality, they are still, in some cases, discriminated against in Suriname society.2

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1 https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/265828.pdf

2 https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2016/suriname
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Suriname News

Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog) 
PARAMARIBO, Suriname — There has been new and intense diplomatic activity between the Russian Federation and Suriname. The two countries are ... See more..
Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog) 
PARAMARIBO, Suriname — The Johan Pengel International Airport, built by the United States during World War II, resumed work last week on expanding and upgrading the departure lounge after years of delays due to a long and protracted battle between ... See more..
Deutsche Welle 
In Suriname, sloths are falling victim to deforestation. The peace-loving animals with a reputation for being lazy are turning up injured and confused in the city. One animal sanctuary is trying to protect them. See more..
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Deutsche Welle 
More than 90% of this South American country is covered in virgin rainforest. But more and more forest is disappearing to development, destroying a habitat that's home to many unique species. Suriname's three-toed sloths are particularly affected. See more..
Curacao Chronicle 
The Curaçao airline is slowly crawling out of its financial hole. Suriname belongs to one of the favorite destinations of the airline. That is why the company is doing its utmost to start operating to Suriname as soon as possible. “We want to expand to ... See more..
Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog) 
(L-R) Rabindre Parmessar CEO of NV Energiebedrijven Suriname; Daniel Best, Director of Projects, CDB; Ronny C. Benschop, Minister of Defence, Suriname ... See more..
GlobalCapital 
Suriname is South America's smallest nation, with an area of just 163820km2 and a population of just over 567000. It is also its youngest: independence from ... See more..
Dialogo Americas (blog) 
A team from the South Dakota Army National Guard (SDARNG) specialized in carpentry and construction, and members of the Suriname Army joined efforts and knowledge from August 14th to 24th to modernize the O.S. Majosteeg elementary school in the ... See more..
The Guardian (blog) 
Many of the other passengers on Surinam Airways flight 764 from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paramaribo Zanderij had decided to get some rest on the 12-hour journey. But this was the first time Nandlal had returned to Suriname since leaving for the ... See more..
GlobalCapital 
In 2015 and 2016 Suriname underwent an adjustment the likes of which few countries see. The so-called triple commodity shock — a collapse in oil prices and gold prices combined with the end of the bauxite mining that had underpinned the economy for a ... See more..
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Geography

Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana
Area

Total 163,820 sq km
Land 156,000 sq km
Water 7,820 sq km

Climate

tropical; moderated by trade winds
Natural Resources

timber, hydropower, fish, kaolin, shrimp, bauxite, gold, and small amounts of nickel, copper, platinum, iron ore ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation as timber is cut for export; pollution of inland waterways by small-scale mining activities

Demographics

Nationality
Surinamese
Population
566,846 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The economy is dominated by the mining industry, with exports of alumina, gold, and oil accounting for about 85% of exports and 25% of government revenues, making the economy highly vulnerable to mineral price volatility. Economic growth, which reached about 7% in 2008, owing to sizeable foreign investment in mining and oil, slowed to 2.2% in 2009 as investment waned and the country earned less from its commodity exports when global prices for most commodities fell. Trade picked up, boosting Suriname's economic growth about 4% per year in 2010-12, but the government's budget remained strained. Inflation rose from 1.3% in ...See More 2009 to 17.7% in 2011. In January 2011, the government devalued the currency by 20% and raised taxes to reduce the budget deficit. As a result of these measures, inflation receded to 6% in 2012. Suriname''s economic prospects for the medium term will depend on continued commitment to responsible monetary and fiscal policies and to the introduction of structural reforms to liberalize markets and promote competition. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$6.874 billion (2012 est.); $6.58 billion (2011 est.); $6.285 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, bananas, palm kernels, coconuts, plantains, peanuts; beef, chickens; shrimp; forest products
Industries

bauxite and gold mining, alumina production; oil, lumbering, food processing, fishing