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Yearbook 1999

Suriname. In May, Suriname's currency suddenly collapsed against the dollar, which raised food prices and led to government-hostile street protests, including 20,000 participants in Paramaribo. On May 28, President Jules Wijdenbosch dismissed the government, and a few days later Parliament voted to dismiss him, but the dispute remains unresolved.

1999 Suriname

According to Countryaah official website, Suriname's strong man and former dictator Desi Bouterse, who carried out two coups, was sentenced in July in the absence of a Dutch court to 16 years in prison and $ 2.3 million in fines for drug trafficking to the Netherlands in 1989-97. Although Interpol has an arrest warrant on him, he intends to stand in the May 2000 presidential election for the NDP (National Democratic Party).

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