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Suriname Swears In Bouterse for Second Presidential Term

Desi Bouterse, a former military ruler convicted of drug trafficking in the Netherlands, was sworn in for a second five-year term as president of Suriname on Wednesday. Bouterse's National Democratic Party (NDP) in May won a slim majority in the small South American country's National Assembly. The country's parliament then automatically ratified the 69-year-old's presidency, with no other candidates, in July. "For the first time in the history of Suriname, we as a...

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