PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Former Vice President Ashwin Adhin has been arrested in an investigation into the alleged destruction of equipment in the vice presidential office after his party lost...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is not only making its own ventilators now to treat COVID-19 patients, it announced Wednesday that it will donate the machines to other countries.
WAGENINGEN, Netherlands (AP) — Suriname's newly elected parliament chose a former police chief as the country's president on Monday to replace Desiree “Desi” Bouterse, who faces a murder...
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Suriname's electoral authorities have finally announced preliminary results from the May 25 elections won by opposition parties, which on Friday accused the government...
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Four Surinamese parties have formed an alliance that would put them close to being able to choose the country's next president following elections that may have ended...
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Votes were still being counted Thursday three days after Suriname’s elections, with the opposition urging the government to concede defeat and President Desi Bouterse...
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Vote counting from Suriname's National Assembly elections was suspended Tuesday as the governing party trailed in announced returns, with authorities saying electoral...
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Few leaders have the sort of shadows that hang over Suriname's President Dési Bouterse, a former coup leader and strongman, convicted of murder and drug smuggling, who...
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Zahara Kamperveen laid white lilies before a glossy black plaque, then gently touched the name of her grandfather, a radio-station owner executed by a military junta in...
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — More than 1,500 supporters welcomed Suriname President Desi Bouterse as he returned Sunday to the South American country just days after a court convicted him in the...
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — A court in the South American country of Suriname has convicted President Desi Bouterse in the 1982 killings of 15 prominent political opponents and sentenced him to 20...
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — A court in the South American country of Suriname convicted President Desi Bouterse on Friday in the 1982 killings of 15 political opponents and sentenced him to 20...
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — The lawyer for a rice farmer whose company was involved in the largest drug seizure ever in the South American nation of Surinam says his client has been fatally shot.
Lawyer Irwin Kanhai told website Starnieuws that 40-year-old Nitender Oemrawsingh was found in neighboring Guyana with a bullet wound in the head.
Kanhai told local media that Oemrawsingh was not a suspect but had planned to contact police investigating the cocaine seizure.
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Authorities in Suriname say they have confiscated more than 2,300 kilograms (5,070 pounds) of cocaine in the largest seizure ever for the South American country.
Acting Police Chief Roberto Prade said Saturday that the cocaine was discovered at the port in the Paramaribo capital. He said the drug was nestled between bags of rice in eight shipping containers.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — A fisherman in Guyana has been charged in a deadly April attack on fishing boats off the coast of neighboring Suriname.
A Guyanese police official says 39-year-old Nakool Manohar has been detained on suspicion of murder for involvement in the April 27 on four boats that left 15 men missing and presumed dead.
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Sixteen fishermen are missing and feared dead after pirates raided their boats off the coast of Suriname and forced them to jump overboard, authorities in the South American country said Monday.
The fishermen were part of a group of 20 in four boats who were attacked off the Atlantic coast of Suriname, said Cmdr. Jerry Slijngard of the Surinamese Coast Guard.
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — A prosecutor on Wednesday recommended a 20-year prison sentence for President Desi Bouterse for his role in the December 1982 killing of 15 prominent political opponents in this South American country.
Prosecutor Roy Elgin told a court in a summation of evidence from a trial that has dragged on for years that there is sufficient proof that Bouterse was present when troops under his command summarily executed opponents of his then-military dictatorship.
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — A gold mine in Suriname that is majority-owned by a Canadian company says four people were injured when independent miners tried to occupy a portion of its concession in the South American company.
The Rosebel Gold Mine says about 100 independent miners occupied an area known as the Roma Pit for about four hours until they were dispersed by police and security guards who fired shots into the air.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It electrified this South American country even as it drowned a jungle, so the 1.2-mile-long dam Alcoa built here to harness the Suriname River is more than stone and turbines. It's a symbol, in this tropical land of 560,000, of progress, trauma and a global company's ability to dominate a little country's landscape and society.
Now the Alcoa Corp. is leaving Suriname, and the Afobaka Dam's future rivets everyone from the capital's dealmakers to the forest's subsistence farmers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Over his career, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson recorded 50 wins and six losses. But he recently notched another big loss in Latin America — this time as a coach of a bird.
Tyson traveled to Suriname as part of the new Fusion TV documentary series "Outpost " and was soundly beaten when he entered a bird in a songbird contest, a cherished local tradition.
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Large protests have spread throughout French Guiana, blocking roads to neighboring Brazil and Suriname and prompting the U.S. government to issue a travel warning Friday for the French territory in South America.
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Alcoa Corp. said Wednesday that it will permanently close the alumina refinery and bauxite mines in Suriname that were pillars of the economy in the South American nation until the company halted operations there in November 2015.
LANGA TABIKI, Suriname (AP) — Muddy footpaths wind past empty homes, most collapsing into ruins. Dozens of stores and bars have closed. The most prominent citizen, the chief of a tribe descended from escaped African slaves, has decamped to the capital.
A gold mine operated by a U.S.-based company opened recently in the rainforest of southern Suriname, bringing hundreds of jobs and badly needed revenue to a government struggling with some of the highest inflation in the world.
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is projecting an economic contraction of 9 percent this year in struggling Suriname.
A visiting IMF team says that without major policy adjustments, Suriname "risks deepening instability" with sharp exchange rate depreciation and accelerating inflation. It says international reserves are "critically low."
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — It is a South American nation in crisis: Businesses are closing, food prices are soaring and hospitals are running out of basic supplies such as paper towels and bandages.
No, this isn't Venezuela but rather nearby Suriname, a multi-ethnic former Dutch colony where the economy is in freefall amid collapsing global commodity prices and the local currency's resulting slide against the U.S. dollar.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Soldiers from the South Dakota National Guard teamed up with members of Suriname's armed forces to renovate a school in the South American country.