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Rich countries ‘trap’ poor nations into relying on fossil fuels
Campaigners criticise ‘new form of colonialism’, where countries in the global south are forced to invest in fossil fuel projects to repay debts

Kaamil Ahmed

21, Aug, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Thursday briefing: Inside South America’s summit to save the Amazon
In today’s newsletter: After years of rampant exploitation under a far-right government, Brazil has brought together leaders to help secure the future of the world’s biggest rainforest – and create ‘a just ecological transition’

Esther Addley

10, Aug, 2023 @5:45 AM

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Dutch PM apologises for Netherlands’ role in slave trade
Mark Rutte says Dutch state ‘enabled, encouraged and profited from slavery’ for centuries

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

19, Dec, 2022 @6:38 PM

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Dutch literary prize ceremony cancelled over winner’s Desi Bouterse comments
Astrid Roemer, the Surinamese winner of the Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren, came under fire after showing support for Dési Bouterse, who was convicted of murder

Alison Flood

16, Aug, 2021 @1:08 PM

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Rijksmuseum slavery exhibition confronts cruelty of Dutch trade
Amsterdam show includes 140 objects ranging from Rembrandt portraits to human collars and ankle chains

Daniel Boffey in Amsterdam

18, May, 2021 @1:13 PM

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Suriname election: can pandemic help outlaw leader get away with murder?
Coronavirus has stalled opposition’s momentum against president who was recently found guilty of mass murder as country heads into an election

Mat Youkee

21, May, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Ecosystems the size of Amazon 'can collapse within decades'
Large biomes can break down like Jenga bricks once tipping point reached, research finds

Jonathan Watts Global environment editor

10, Mar, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Stones Have Laws review – captivating stories of ancestors, forest gods and modern life
This collaborative documentary about Surinamese Maroon people mixes ancient storytelling with new forms of film-making

Leslie Felperin

07, Aug, 2019 @2:00 PM

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The forgotten story of … the Colourful XI tragedy
Fifteen Dutch footballers were among 176 people who died in a 1989 plane crash. Edu Nandlal, one of the survivors, tells his story of the disaster

Nick Miller

12, Oct, 2017 @9:30 AM

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Zika epidemic restrictions promote ‘violence against women’ warns report
Amnesty International accuses governments in Latin America of dangerous levels of discrimination against women by restricting contraception and abortion

Jonathan Watts Latin America correspondent

07, Mar, 2016 @5:35 PM

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China finds an eager South American stablemate in Suriname
Some observers see increasing Chinese business and cultural influence in the former Dutch colony as a test base for its wider Amazonian ambitions

Nicolas Bourcier

23, Jun, 2015 @8:46 AM

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UN Barbershop conference aims to get men talking about women's rights
Iceland and Suriname host New York event to generate ideas and strategies for role men can play in combating discrimination and achieving equality for women

Liz Ford

14, Jan, 2015 @12:16 PM

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