Population: 573,311 (July 2014 est.)
Ethnic groups: Hindustani (also known locally as "East Indians") 37%, Creole (mixed white and black) 31%, Javanese 15%, "Maroons" (African ancestors were brought to the country in the 17th and 18th centuries as slaves) 10%, Amerindian 2%, Chinese 2%, white 1%, other 2%
Religions: Hindu 27.4%, Protestant 25.2% (mostly Moravian), Roman Catholic 22.8%, Muslim 19.6%, indigenous beliefs 5%
On 6/18/2003 at 1259hrs., Rev. Hansen received this prophecy for Central and South America:
"Witchcraft and voodoo, chants and charms, spirits, demons, devils and gods are worshiped and adored. Your past is haunting; your past is destructive; your past is cursed with disease, plagues and death. Yet, your past is mild in comparison with the turmoil coming in the future -- earthquakes, disease, calamities and death.
Your gods, sorcerers, witches and magicians will not be able to save you from what I am allowing to come upon your nations, lands, water and oceans.
You have denied the Truth of the Ages and I am about ready to deny you of my protection and love. Cry out to your gods and see if they will or can answer you now. They are dead and they will burn with the fire of my wrath as I clean the land of its curses, plagues, disease and death.
Yes, a New Earth is coming and you will know that I live. Come under my blood into the arms of my love, so I can protect you from what lies ahead. Come now unto me, the Spirit of God Jesus Christ is saying."
History of Suriname:
Suriname's earliest inhabitants were the Surinen Indians, after whom the country is named. They were supplanted by other South American Indians by the 16th century. Spain explored Suriname in 1593, but by 1602 the Dutch began to settle the land, followed by the English. Suriname became a Dutch colony in 1667 through the Treaty of Breda.
With the abolition of slavery in 1863, workers were brought in from India and Java. Known as Dutch Guiana, the colony was integrated into the kingdom of the Netherlands in 1948. The Netherlands granted Suriname complete independence on November 25, 1975. A coup in 1980 brought military rule. During the 1980s, Suriname was under the repressive control of Lieut. Col. Dési Bouterse. The Netherlands stopped all aid in 1982 when Suriname soldiers killed 15 journalists, politicians, lawyers, and union officials.
The military regime continued to exert control through a succession of nominally civilian administrations until 1987, when international pressure finally forced a democratic election. In 1990, the military overthrew the civilian leadership.
A guerrilla insurgency by the Jungle Commando was suppressed. Free elections were held on May 25, 1991. A peace treaty was signed in 1992 between the government and several guerrilla groups. In March 1997, the president announced new economic measures, including eliminating import tariffs on most basic goods. Also in 1997, the Netherlands said it would prosecute Bouterse for cocaine trafficking.
Jules Wijdenbosch, from the National Democratic Party, was elected president in 1996. The bridge over the Suriname river is named after him.
In 1998, the position of prime minister was abolished. The position was replaced by that of vice president who took charge of the Council of Ministers. The first vice president was Henck Arron.
Public discontent over the 70% inflation rate prompted President Jules Wijdenbosch to hold elections in May 2000. The New Front for Democracy and Development, a coalition led by former president Ronald Venetiaan, won the election. Venetiaan was re-elected in August 2005.
In May 2006, torrential flooding left more than 20,000 homeless.
In July 2007, a United Nations tribunal settled a dispute between Suriname and Guyana. The United Nations (UN) redrew the maritime border to give both countries access to an area potentially rich in oil deposits.
The Mega Combination coalition, headed by former dictator Dési Bouterse, won a two-thirds majority in May 2010's parliamentary elections. Parliament elected Bouterse president in August.
In April 2012, the National Assembly voted to adopt amnesty for Bouterse and others for crimes committed during his military dictatorship.
© 2003 World Ministries International
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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