Wednesday, September 11, 2013

THE BATTLE FOR SURINAME




In 1980, Desi Bouterse took power in Suriname in a military coup. 

He remained in power until about 1988. 

In 1999, a court in the Hague convicted Desi Bouterse in absentia for allegedly leading an international cocaine cartel. 


A photo of an armed woman from a Facebook page belonging to Stephanie Bouterse.

In 2010, Desi Bouterse was elected, by the parliament, to lead Suriname. 

A New York Times report stated that Desi Bouterse's election created "fears of a possible return to the time when Suriname, once a magnet for Western mercenaries and Colombian drug cartels, was renowned for its openness to criminal enterprise."



Suriname is a little country just above Brazil. The Dutch brought lots of Indonesians here as a sort of slave labour. Suriname exports alumina, gold and oil. Roughly 70 percent of its population live below the poverty level.

France has a warrant out on Desi Bouterse on international drug smuggling charges, and U.S. diplomatic cables accuse him of narcotics trafficking. 

In Suriname, Desi Bouterse also faces charges for allegedly killing 15 of his political rivals in 1982. That case is still ongoing.

Facebook Photos Seem To Show Violent Life Of Suriname's Ruling ...


Dino Bouterse, reportedly a top drugs gangster. "Bouterse is a significant drug trafficker," says Derek Maltz, special agent-in-charge with the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

Desi has been friends with castro's Cuba.


Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Surinamese President Desi Bouterse

China is giving Suriname aid and low-interest loans.

New York Times.

Suriname has a Chinese population - about 10 percent of the population.

Desi is curently hosting the annual UNASUR summit for leaders of South American countries.

The UNASUR Summit has rejected the proposed U.S. attack on Syria

In late August 2013, Desi Bouterse's son, Dino, was arrested in Panama on US drug and weapon charges, and turned over to US agents.

Dino is the director of Suriname's anti-terrorism unit.

It looks like it's The CIA versus China for control of Suriname's wealth.

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