All About Suriname

SURINAME / AUGUST 14, 2020

Suriname is South America’s smallest country, cocaine has moved through there since the 1980s, corruption is widespread, money laundering rampant, and its wildlife and jungle are endangered by informal mining…

COCAINE / 16 JUL 2020

With the election of a new president, Suriname can finally try to put the tainted and violent legacy of Desi Bouterse behind it. But Chan Santokhi has a tough task…

BRAZIL / 27 FEB 2020

In recent years, the port of Antwerp in Belgium has been the main entry point for cocaine into Europe, and authorities are actively trying to change that fact. But what…

BRAZIL / 3 FEB 2020

The case of an infamous Irish trafficker who is facing extradition to Brazil for stealing peregrine falcon eggs has brought attention to the diverse ways in which the region's avian…

BOLIVIA / 24 JAN 2020

The year was one of political tumult, fed in no small part by organized crime and its favored weapon: corruption.

ELITES AND CRIME / 11 MAR 2015

A US court sentenced Dino Bouterse, the son of Suriname's president, to over 16 years in prison for terrorism and drug trafficking charges in a case that illustrates the extent…

ELITES AND CRIME / 1 SEP 2014

The son of Suriname's president, who served as head of the country's counterterrorism unit, has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking, weapons, and terrorism charges, in the latest evidence of the…

SURINAME / 24 SEP 2013

The DEA has apparently uncovered "hard evidence" of connections between the president of Suriname and a high-profile convicted drug lord, in what would amount to the first concrete proof against…

SURINAME / 2 SEP 2013

The arrest of the son of Suriname's president, on drugs and weapons trafficking charges, complements his father's criminal past and reinforces the links between crime and politics in this former…

SURINAME / 5 APR 2012

Suriname's legislature has approved an amnesty act which will prevent a murder trial against President Desi Bouterse, a convicted drug trafficker, fueling concerns that the country could be becoming a…

SURINAME / 2 FEB 2012

Police in Suriname have arrested a high-ranking customs official for fuel fraud, in another sign of how vulnerable the tiny country is to organized crime and corruption.

BRAZIL / 4 MAY 2011

The president of the tiny Caribbean nation Suriname has been charged with murder, convicted of drug trafficking, and accused of leading an international drug cartel. So why is he in…

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