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Main video: President Desi Bouterse casting his vote on Monday 25 May at a polling station in Paramaribo, 'President Bouterse has fulfilled his civic duty'. Nationaal Informatie Instituut. YouTube. 25 May 2020. Suriname, the smallest country in South America and with a population of 550,000, does not usually make international news headlines. However, the recent parliamentary election was the first...
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) is a Title VI National Resource Center in consortium with the University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Between 2002 and 2010 poverty fell in Colombia, though less than in other Latin American countries. But the gaps, especially between the main urban centres and rural areas, widened.
The indigenous peoples of Suriname are fighting for land right in a country that is ruled by old colonial laws.
The Bolivarian Alternative of the Americas (ALBA), an organisation promoted by Venezuela for promoting closer regional trade, has been expanding in the Caribbeam. A report by Kevin Edwards of NACLA.
Many vulnerable countries are trying to tackle the effects of climate change with political will power. Suriname is one of them.

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