The Leticia Pact signed by 7 South American Amazonian nations was supposed to protect the world’s largest rainforest.
The destruction is fuelled by logging, farming, ranching, mining and infrastructure projects on forest land.
Pompeo becomes the first US secretary of state to visit the two South American states where oil was recently discovered.
A big win for the opposition would likely end the longtime rule of President Bouterse, who was convicted of murder.
The charismatic president stands a fair chance of holding onto power as the country elects a new National Assembly.
As elections loom and protests rattle the region, here are the stories to look out for this year.
Desi Bouterse found guilty of killing 15 political opponents in 1982, two years after he seized power in a coup.
As controversial new leaders find their feet and crises continue, here are the stories to look out for this year.
Foreign Minister Stef Blok calls Suriname ‘a failed state’ and says ethnic divisions are genetically determined.
Dino Bouterse tells US court he offered US agents posing as Hezbollah group a base in his country in elaborate sting.
Prosecutors charged Dino Bouterse with inviting people he thought were from Hezbollah to set up base in his country.
President Desi Bouterse says his son was arrested in the US on cocaine-trafficking charges to disrupt a regional summit.
Argentine state prosecutor says Iran tried to infiltrate eight countries in the region to carry out attacks.
Lights in cities around the world to be turned off in symbolic show of support for campaign against climate change.