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Pompeo pitches US business over China in Suriname, Guyana

Paramaribo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday made a direct pitch for fast-growing Suriname and Guyana's new leaders to pick US firms, warning of the risks of China amid an oil boom.

Suriname elects new president, ending Bouterse's rule

Paramaribo - Suriname elected former police chief and opposition leader Chan Santokhi as its new president Monday, ending the rule of Desi Bouterse, who has weighed heavily on the South American country's politics for decades.

Suriname leader seeks recount after poll defeat

Paramaribo - Suriname's ruling party is calling for a recount of votes in Monday's general election, the party leader and President Desi Bouterse said Thursday, after preliminary results showed the opposition winning.

Opposition set to win Suriname election: preliminary results

Paramaribo - Suriname's main opposition party is poised to win the country's general election, preliminary results showed Wednesday, an outcome likely to end the long-time rule of President Desi Bouterse, who was convicted months earlier of ordering the murder of p...

Opposition set to win Suriname election: preliminary results

Paramaribo - Suriname's main opposition party is poised to win the country's general election, preliminary results showed Wednesday, an outcome likely to end the long-time rule of President Desi Bouterse, who was convicted months earlier of ordering the murder of p...

Suriname opposition predicts election win after early results

Paramaribo - Suriname's main opposition leader Chandrikapersad Santokhi on Tuesday predicted victory for his Progressive Reform Party (VHP) in the country's legislative elections after 46 percent of the votes had been counted.

Early results in, Suriname opposition predicts election win

Paramaribo - Suriname's main opposition leader Chan Santokhi on Tuesday predicted victory for his Progressive Reform Party (VHP) in the country's elections after 46 percent of the votes had been counted.

Suriname votes in poll crucial for convicted president

Paramaribo - People in Suriname went to the polls on Monday with strongman President Desi Bouterse seeking a third term, battling to hold onto power months after being convicted of the murder of political opponents.

Suriname president's future depends on legislative election

Paramaribo - Suriname will hold legislative elections on Monday that are crucial to convicted murderer President Desi Bouterse's hopes of staying in power for a third term.

Suriname readies to vote despite virus

Paramaribo - The tiny South American nation of Suriname holds legislative elections next week despite the coronavirus pandemic, and amid corruption scandals and tough economic times.

Convicted Suriname president says will seek re-election

Paramaribo - Suriname President Desi Bouterse said Monday he will seek re-election in the South American country despite being convicted of murder for the execution of political opponents."Of course, with big bold letters.

Suriname president sentenced to 20 years for 1982 killings

Paramaribo - A military court in Suriname sentenced President Desi Bouterse to 20 years in prison Friday over the executions of political opponents when he was the South American country's dictator in the 1980s.

Suriname halts fishing after deadly attacks

Paramaribo - Recent deadly attacks on Surinamese fishing boats have frayed nerves and brought the country's deep-sea fishing sector to a grinding halt, officials said Friday.

Virus linked to newborn brain shrinkage rampages beyond Brazil

Until this year, Brazil had few cases of microcephaly, a debilitating and ultimately deadly disorder in which newborns are born with abnormally small brains. Then the country recorded almost 3,000 cases after reporting less than 200 cases in 2014.

Suriname's Bouterse sworn in for new term

Paramaribo - Suriname's President Desi Bouterse was sworn in Wednesday for a new five-year term, which the ex-dictator and convicted drug trafficker pledged to use to bolster the country's economic independence.

Suriname's Bouterse set for second elected term

Paramaribo - Suriname's President Desi Bouterse will be sworn in for a second term on Wednesday as the elected president of this small South American country.

Suriname lawmakers hand Bouterse a second term

Paramaribo - Lawmakers in Suriname on Tuesday handed colorful long-time leader Desi Bouterse a second term as the democratically elected president of this small South American country.

Suriname president's party protests election results

Paramaribo - Suriname's ruling party National Democratic Party (NDP), led by president Desi Bouterse, has disputed results in several districts of the capital, which now will be recounted Sunday, authorities said.

Suriname elects strongman's party: partial results

Paramaribo - Suriname has given President Desi Bouterse's party an absolute majority in parliament, according to partial election results Tuesday, consolidating the ex-dictator and convicted drug trafficker's grip on power.

Strongman looms large as Suriname votes

Paramaribo - Suriname voted in general elections Monday with its convicted drug trafficker president, Desi Bouterse, seeking to tighten his controversial grip on power.
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