Maroons and multinationals in suriname: Land, resource conflicts and the state

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Large parts of Suriname's interior have been sold to multinationals to the detriment of the Surinamese population and, more particularly, Surinamese maroons. This sale has not generated sustainable growth but rather enforced cycles of boom and bust. Consequently, even though Surinamese natural resources generate very important benefits in the mining sector and in forestry, two-thirds of the population still lives in poverty. The situation is far more catastrophic for the interior where Suriname's maroons (and indigenous peoples) have lost their legal territories and suffered a terrible degradation of their living conditions.

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