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December 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
The armed forces overthrew the elected government of this former Dutch colony Monday night after a dispute between its president and longtime military chief, Dutch and local news media reported. The army chief, Lt. Col. Desi Bouterse, had resigned earlier in the day, raising speculation that he would seek to seize control of the small mineral rich country on South America's northeastern coast.
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February 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Agency for International Development announced it was suspending aid to Suriname because of a December coup by the army that toppled a democratically elected government. In a statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname, the agency said it was suspending aid under provisions of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Appropriations Act because of the coup that deposed President Ramsewak Shankar, who was voted into office in 1987.
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December 30, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The National Assembly confirmed the army's choice for president without a vote, and some members stormed out of the chamber in protest when plans for a secret ballot were scuttled. The new president, Johan Kraag, was sworn in five days after the military ousted President Ramsewak Shankar in a bloodless coup.
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December 30, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The National Assembly confirmed the army's choice for president without a vote, and some members stormed out of the chamber in protest when plans for a secret ballot were scuttled. The new president, Johan Kraag, was sworn in five days after the military ousted President Ramsewak Shankar in a bloodless coup.
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February 20, 1987
Rock-throwing Surinamese students clashed with police in downtown Paramaribo as protests intensified against the military regime of Lt. Col. Desi Bouterse, witnesses said. An estimated 2,000 students marched through the center of the city, stopping at high schools and urging other students to join them in the third day of protests against the shortage of basic foods. Two people were arrested when police used clubs to disperse a crowd of students at a downtown square, the witnesses said.
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March 28, 1987 | Associated Press
Rebel forces fighting Suriname's six-year old military government have struck to within five miles of the capital city of Paramaribo, the State Department said Friday. Department spokesman Charles Redman said the widening insurgency also has been accompanied by a deteriorating economy and demands by students, religious leaders and parents for the resignation of Suriname's leader, Col. Desi Bouterse.
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December 29, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Organization of American States, meeting in Washington, deplored the military coup in Suriname and called for restoration of democracy in the former Dutch colony in South America. In Paramaribo, Suriname's capital, politicians and army leaders held frantic talks to find a successor to President Ramsewak Shankar, who resigned after this week's bloodless coup. Military leaders promised that elections will be held within 100 days.
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February 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Agency for International Development announced it was suspending aid to Suriname because of a December coup by the army that toppled a democratically elected government. In a statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname, the agency said it was suspending aid under provisions of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Appropriations Act because of the coup that deposed President Ramsewak Shankar, who was voted into office in 1987.
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December 28, 1990 | Reuters
The Organization of American States called a special session for today to discuss the situation in Suriname, where military leaders ousted the elected civilian government in a coup on Christmas Eve. Venezuela requested the extraordinary session, which will be held at OAS headquarters here.
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December 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Suriname army chief who led a bloodless Christmas Eve coup pledged Tuesday to relinquish power to an elected government within 100 days and denied that an ousted dictator was involved. "The army is not bent on having and keeping power," Cmdr. Ivan Graanoogst said on state-run radio, a day after he and other officers overthrew the elected 3-year-old government of President Ramsewak Shankar.
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December 29, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Organization of American States, meeting in Washington, deplored the military coup in Suriname and called for restoration of democracy in the former Dutch colony in South America. In Paramaribo, Suriname's capital, politicians and army leaders held frantic talks to find a successor to President Ramsewak Shankar, who resigned after this week's bloodless coup. Military leaders promised that elections will be held within 100 days.
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December 28, 1990 | Reuters
The Organization of American States called a special session for today to discuss the situation in Suriname, where military leaders ousted the elected civilian government in a coup on Christmas Eve. Venezuela requested the extraordinary session, which will be held at OAS headquarters here.
NEWS
December 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Suriname army chief who led a bloodless Christmas Eve coup pledged Tuesday to relinquish power to an elected government within 100 days and denied that an ousted dictator was involved. "The army is not bent on having and keeping power," Cmdr. Ivan Graanoogst said on state-run radio, a day after he and other officers overthrew the elected 3-year-old government of President Ramsewak Shankar.
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December 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
The armed forces overthrew the elected government of this former Dutch colony Monday night after a dispute between its president and longtime military chief, Dutch and local news media reported. The army chief, Lt. Col. Desi Bouterse, had resigned earlier in the day, raising speculation that he would seek to seize control of the small mineral rich country on South America's northeastern coast.
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March 28, 1987 | Associated Press
Rebel forces fighting Suriname's six-year old military government have struck to within five miles of the capital city of Paramaribo, the State Department said Friday. Department spokesman Charles Redman said the widening insurgency also has been accompanied by a deteriorating economy and demands by students, religious leaders and parents for the resignation of Suriname's leader, Col. Desi Bouterse.
NEWS
February 20, 1987
Rock-throwing Surinamese students clashed with police in downtown Paramaribo as protests intensified against the military regime of Lt. Col. Desi Bouterse, witnesses said. An estimated 2,000 students marched through the center of the city, stopping at high schools and urging other students to join them in the third day of protests against the shortage of basic foods. Two people were arrested when police used clubs to disperse a crowd of students at a downtown square, the witnesses said.
NEWS
February 13, 1987
Five members of Suriname's Cabinet have resigned in the past two days, including Prime Minister Pretaapnarian Radhakishun and Foreign Minister Hendrik Herrenberg, according to an announcement by Desi Bouterse, military leader of the small nation on South America's northern coast.
NEWS
February 13, 1987
Five members of Suriname's Cabinet have resigned in the past two days, including Prime Minister Pretaapnarian Radhakishun and Foreign Minister Hendrik Herrenberg, according to an announcement by Desi Bouterse, military leader of the small nation on South America's northern coast.
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