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Suriname lawmakers hand Bouterse a second term

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

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

Suriname has elected the party of strongman president Desi Bouterse, according to partial results early Tuesday from its general election.

Suriname president looks to consolidate power in vote

 Desi Bouterse, the colorful dictator-turned-president who has ruled Suriname on and off since 1980, is looking to consolidate power when the small South American country holds general elections on Monday.

Would-be extremist recruit from Jamaica detained in Suriname

A Jamaican teenager has been detained in Suriname on suspicion of being a would-be militant hoping to join Islamic extremists.

Suriname flasher fracas escalates into diplomatic spat

South American neighbors Guyana and Suriname were at daggers drawn Friday after a brawl with an alleged flasher escalated into a full-blown diplomatic crisis.

Expedition discovers 60 new species in Suriname

A scientific expedition has discovered 60 new species including frogs, snakes and fish, in the least accessible jungle region of southeastern Suriname, Conservation International said.

60 new species of animal life found in Suriname

Scientists have discovered 60 new species of animal life during the course of a three-week expedition in the South American nation of Suriname last year.

Suriname leader`s son arrested on US drug charge

The son of the president of the South American country of Suriname has been arrested on US drug and weapon charges, federal prosecutors said.

New evidence of indentured Indians` mass graves in Suriname

New evidence has emerged that could give significant pointers to the location of the graves.

Over 40 new species found in South American forest

More than 40 species of creatures that scientists believe to be new to science have been discovered in tropical forests of a tiny South American country.

Suriname under scrutiny as ex-dictator returns

An accused murderer is being sworn in as Suriname`s President.

Eight feared dead in Suriname air crash

The plane crashed soon after taking off from an airport in east Suriname.

Riot on Christmas rocks Suriname border town

Police and troops on Christmas Day put down a riot and looting rampage in Albina, a Surinamese town bordering French Guiana, in violence which wounded 13 people, a government minister said.

Planning your 2010 holidays? Try Suriname

Next year, it may be worth a visit to El Salvador, Lake Baikal or Cork, with these destinations featuring in a new Lonely Planet travel guide.