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ByeByeBrazil

ByeBye Brazil

Byebye Suriname  eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, July 21st 2022— Brazil’s Federal Prosecution Service formally accused eighteen of belonging to criminal gangs involved in sending cocaine in fruit containers to Europe through the port of Salvador, north of the country. With Operation Decontamination, twelve search and seizure warrants were ordered plus eight preventive arrests last April in several…
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China Press Influence

China buys Influence in Western Press

Part VI louisalim/guardian/eyesonsuriname Amsterdam July 2nd 2022– The task of executing that mission has fallen to 35-year-old CEO Gary Liu, a Mandarin-speaking California native with a Harvard degree, who had previously worked as chief executive of the digital news aggregator Digg and before that, on the business side of the music streaming company Spotify.  When…
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Willem Alexander Expo Dubai

Dutch Miracle In Dubai

Dutch Design antonfoek Amsterdam, July 5, 2022– A bright autumn day in Dubai: a clear sky and 33 degrees. Still, Willem-Alexander and Máxima needed an umbrella at the opening of the Dutch pavilion at the World Exhibition on November 3, 2021, so as not to get wet. The royal couple looked at the eye-catcher of…
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Whistleblower's Day

Wistleblowers Day Globally Celebrated

Suriname // Hakinbank eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, June 21st 2022–With World Whistleblowers Day just around the corner, we take a moment to recognise the crucial role that whistleblowers play in the fight for a more just world. Whistleblowers have exposed wrongdoing and fraud, uncovered the theft of public funds and helped save millions of taxpayers’ money.  The…
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Paulo Freire

Paulo Freire – An Incredible Conversation

Paulo Freire’s, former education minister of Brazil, last public interview, given to Literacy.org in 1996.

Suriname Paris

Suriname in Paris

Marcel Pinas Marronage – The art of breaking your chains Objects and photographs from the collections of the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac; Art (tembe), contemporary painting and photography, textiles. Iconography. Curators: Geneviève Wiels and Thomas Mouzard. Artists and photographers presented: Sherley Abakamofou, Carlos Adaoudé, Franky Amete, Wani Amoedang, Antoine Dinguiou, Karl Joseph,…
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Luiz Inacio da Silva

Lula x Bolsonaro

Brazil, Brazil eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, May 11th 2022–Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva warned the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro that the latter’s days as head of state were “numbered.” The leftist leader said those words during a speech in Belo Horizonte, which was already a part of the Workers’ Party candidate’s campaign. Bolsonaro, your days…
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Suriname Pantano

Publishing the image of Suriname not enough

Much more needs to be done ves/eyesonsuriname commentary Paramaribo/ Amsterdam, May 7, 2022 — Suriname just doesn’t work, given the beautiful promising future.  A lousy image from a recent past, it seems that it can not be screwed up no matter how good the intentions are.  But only good intentions don’t work.  Never. Ever. As a country, we…
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Albert Einstein's Mistake

Albert Einstein’s Mistake

Smartest Person on Earth eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, May 4, 2022 — One day Albert Einstein wrote on the blackboard: 9 x 1 = 099 x 2 = 189 x 3 = 279 x 4 = 369 x 5 = 459 x 6 = 549 x 7 = 639 x 8 = 729 x 9 = 819 x…
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Putin Kremlin Imperial March

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Entry into the Kremlin

Imperial March I vividly remember seeing the outside of the Kremlin in Red Square, Moscow, when I went to visit the U.S.S.R. in 1979 with my mother. Of course at that time, no civilians were allowed to see the inside of the Kremlin. But now, seeing what the inside of the Kremlin looks like, I…
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