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Suriname's president, Desire Delano Bouterse, during a military parade, Paramaribo, Suriname, Aug. 12, 2015 (AP photo by Ertugrul Kilic).

Discontent Is Rising as Suriname Tries to Fix Its Flailing Economy

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Corruption and falling commodities prices have many in Suriname worried that their country is turning into the next Venezuela. Businesses are closing; inflation is rising; and the economy is predicted to contract by 2 percent this year. In an email interview, Robert Looney, distinguished professor in the department of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, discusses the economic crisis in Suriname.

WPR: What factors are behind the recent economic turmoil in Suriname? ...

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