Territory in northeast South America, ruled since 1975 by the Republiek Suriname


Suriname - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Suriname, officially the Republic of Suriname (Dutch: Republiek Suriname), is a country in northern South America. It borders French Guiana to the east, Guyana to the west, Brazil to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the north. Suriname was a former colony of the British and of the Dutch, and was previously known as Dutch Guiana. Suriname achieved independence from the Netherlands on 25 November 1975. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 7.32, Rank: 55, Personal Freedom: 7.91, Economic Freedom: 6.73, Democracy Index: 6.4
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.73, Rank: 97
Suriname | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 77, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 3
"The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), led by President Desi Bouterse, won a simple majority in May 2015 parliamentary elections. The new National Assembly then reelected Bouterse in July. As a consequence of the election result, Bouterse was less likely to face criminal charges for his actions as leader of the country's military regime in the 1980s. A law that had granted him amnesty in 2012 was supposed to be reviewed by a Constitutional Court, but the NDP-controlled legislature has declined to establish the court."