Suriname

Rosemarijn Hofte, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies Recent street protests in Suriname
Suriname is facing twin - external and fiscal - deficits that originated in the commodity price slump of recent years. In response, the Surinamese government started a four-pronged adjustment program in August 2015 to adapt to new circumstances.
Each year, of course, brings new issues and priorities, but I have noticed that a particular problem is increasingly weighing on the minds of the Trio Indians of Kwamalasamutu village: some men are being seduced by the opportunity for pay in distant gold mining ventures, leaving the village for long periods of time and occasionally not returning at all.
The profession faces a number of issues including a severe shortage of staff, poor working conditions, poor remuneration, limited support and supervision. However, I know that we can overcome them, together, in the years to come.
Diverging from his roots in techno and tech house, Chuckie has also been releasing a series of EPs with ChildsPlay titled Traphall. Though he will still often play techno and tech house during his live sets, he is perpetually striving to expand his sonic horizons.
One of the most compelling vestiges of Hinduism's Transatlantic migration can be found in a tiny Dutch speaking country on the northeast tip of South America.
How can I do justice to the fact that every traumatized woman in the world is more than what has happened to her, more than the worst memory she has, if that memory is the most of what I know about her, and therefore the most of what I have to tell you about her?
Some destinations and activities are not new, just things we would like to do in 2015. And some destinations are not obscure never-heard-of-before off the Google Map, but well known fun destinations.
Every summer during the height of Florida's hurricane season, I wonder. I wonder if predictions of tropical quietude or cyclonic upheaval will validate meteorologists' year-to-year models, the computer-generated guesses I've dubbed "Little Big Storms."
Sixteen scientists returning from an expedition to Suriname’s lush rainforests believe they have discovered 60 new species
Scientists from Conservation International's Rapid Assessment Programme find a treasure trove of new and rare species including cocoa frog and lilliputian beetle in pristine forests and mountains.
On a recent excursion to the Netherlands, I was left bubbling with gastrodiplomacy ideas for the Dutch.
Take a look at some incredible photos of Pool's "slothified" sanctuary below. All photos and captions courtesy of Conservation
On the east side, there is only volcanic rock and wild surf. Dangerous for swimmers. Great for photographers.
You may know the Salvation Army for it's signature bell-ringing and red kettles outside of department stores during the holidays, I know the organization as a remarkable prism of social service.
Here I am in Suriname. Country #109. I feel like I'm far away from where I came from, and that's just fine with me.