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    because of Old World diseases. The large jungle areas remained lightly inhabited with no interest to the European colonies. As early as the 1620s, escaped slaves would take refuge here and began forming colonies and coastal plantations. The two largest of these groups were the Saramaka and the Djuka. These African communities would raid the coastal plantations and free other slaves to join them. This created problems with the Dutch. The dutch finally formally recognized their independence under the condition that they no longer allow slaves to take refuge with them. Eventually, in 1975, Suriname because an independent country and in 1986, fights broke out between the government troops and the maroon tribes. Eventually the government began logging the tribal areas, and the American Court of Human Rights said they have the same legal status as “indigenous people.” However, the Suriname government has ignored this…

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    What are the major ethnic groups in Suriname? The largest ethnic group in Suriname is Hindustani, which is an immigrant from India who migrated north in the 19th century. The number of Hindustani as much as 37% of the population, the second largest ethnic group in the country namely Creole community (31%), then Java (15%), Maroon (10%), and Amerindian (2%). What is the official language of Suriname? The official language of Suriname is the Netherlands, Suriname is the only country in the area…

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    In Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture “Landscapes, Narratives, and Tropical Nature: Creole Modernity in Suriname” by Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger she discusses topics such as: Elisabeth Samson, Wilhelmina Rijurg (Maxi Linder), kankantri, polyphony, and polysemy. The conflict is present in Creole modernity in Suriname and tropical nature, because of the narratives that Cynthia McLeod, Clark Accord, and Astrid Roemer present. Elisabeth Samson is an African American…

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    In this chapter, Mark Plotkin travels to Suriname to collect medicinal plants. Suriname is located in the northeast portion of South America between Guyana and French Guiana and it is one of the least populated countries in the world. There are several number of Jews living in the country and Hindustanis, Javanese, and Chinese were brought to Suriname as contract workers to work in the sugar plantations. He had an appointment with the director of the Nature Protection Division and he signed a…

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    Paramaribo is the country’s capital city, and oddly enough, is really nothing like the rest of South America. The national language of Suriname is Dutch, thanks to Dutch colonization of the area in the 16th century. There is also a mix of Creole and indigenous cultures here, making it a true melting pot. The entire downtown area is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, with such buildings as the Presidential Palace, Fort Zeelandia, and St. Peter and Paul Basilica all dating from the…

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    For example, Thailand projects this idea of acceptance of this individuals which great, Thailand projects this idea of acceptance of this individuals which greatly attracts tourist, particularly westerners. India’s perception of intersexuality, transgender, etc. is more radical than that of the United States since being gay is considered to be a violation of federal law. Suriname, however, is a bit complicated. Although being LGBT in Suriname is legal, there may be discriminatory actions towards…

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    ABOUT Rachel Ritfeld is born in Suriname, South America and is of mixed Indian and Black Caribbean heritage. She moved to Belgium at age 10 with her mother who worked for the Surinamese Embassy in Brussels. It was here, that Rachel was scouted on the streets of Brussels by a model scout who signed her at age 15. Rachel was instantly in love with the catwalk. Keen to get an education, she moved to Brighton in England at age 17 to go to University where she majored in Social Anthropology at the…

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    Density In America

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    The first thing I noticed was all the tropical forests and jungles. They are all spread over Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. After I observed that, I looked the population density of the countries which had mass areas of jungles and forests. The reason that Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana had sparse Population density was because the countries are covered with jungles which don’t provide spaces for people to live. The other…

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    were very dedicated to their faith. They decided that they wanted to dedicate their lives to the mission field and all the lives that she was trying to lead to Christ. My mom has been everywhere from Africa to South America to several parts of Asia. When she was 23 she moved to Suriname, South America with my father and one year old sister. She came with a Christian organization called ICLC whose mission is to go and spread the word of god to anyone and everyone that would listen. The stories…

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    Venezuela's Oil Crisis

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    Venezuela has been a contributor to the United Nations since 1945. Due to the recent dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro, their economy has downgraded by a significant amount. Venezuela was once the richest country in the world, but now have one of the worst economies ever. Due to the the severe dictatorship, the major oil companies in Venezuela are not producing as much oil as they should be decreasing profits by a lot. A solution to this problem is that Venezuela can substitute oil for…

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