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Suriname in the Picture

Auction in New York eyesonsuriname Three documents that cleared the way for the British to take New Amsterdam in exchange for Suriname from the Dutch in the 17th century. If you bought the 1664 deed — officially, a charter laying claim to a great deal of land — you would not own Manhattan. If you…
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Suriname proud of Multiculturalism

Suriname is Proud of Multiculturalism in the Country

Only a swampy coast with a wild hinterland left Spaniards and Portuguese in South America to the Dutch. The smallest country on the continent is still clearly marked by its traces. “Surreyham” was the name Baron Willoughby of Parham called the middle country of the South American Guyanas, for him it was the Garden of…
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