On the Precipice

Suriname’s gross domestic product (GDP) plunged by 16 percent during the coronavirus pandemic – the second worst dip in South America after the economic basket case of Venezuela. The country defaulted on its debt three times, leading the International Monetary Fund in 2021 to give...

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Boiling Over

Hundreds of protesters stormed Suriname’s parliament over the weekend to protest the government’s austerity measures, as the South American nation grapples with spiking inflation and rising electricity prices, the Associated Press reported. Peaceful demonstrations began in the capital, Paramaribo, on Friday, with thousands of people criticizing...

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