Trial of ISIS Plot to Kill U.S. Ambassador to Suriname Gets No Coverage

Last year, a few foreign news outlets reported an alleged local ISIS plot to murder the U.S. ambassador to … Suriname. My curiosity was piqued — an ISIS franchise in South America? — but coverage has been extremely rare.

To date, no American media outlet has regarded an ISIS plot to murder an American diplomat in Paramaribo as newsy enough to send a reporter there, or even to ask around in Washington. These events are so unusual that the U.S. State Department’s most recently released Country Reports on Terrorism, in its section on South America, doesn’t even offer a section about Suriname.