Kristina Rizga of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting writes about how farmers are coping with the difficult economic times in Latvia, where the economy is expected to contract by 16.5 percent this year.
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Until the global recession, the former Soviet republic of Latvia was experiencing the kind of growth that some described as miraculous. Now, it has all tumbled down, with unemployment at 14.5 percent.
Worldfocus producer Ara Ayer reported on a signature series from the Baltics and writes about those nations' efforts to retain their national and cultural identities, even as the global economic crisis looms and Russia reemerges as a world power.
During 50 years of Soviet occupation, Lithuanians hung on to their language as a not-so-quiet form of rebellion. Today, they want to protect it -- not from an occupying force, but from other languages.
Estonian Internet guru Linnar Viik explains his country's success and comments on 2007's cyber attack, when hackers tried to take down the most wired country in Europe.
After NATO backed President Obama's new approach to the war in Afghanistan at a summit this weekend, Worldfocus reports on the commitment of one NATO ally -- the small eastern European nation of Estonia, population 1.3 million.
Worldfocus producer Sally Garner is in Riga, Latvia, reporting on the country’s floundering economy. She writes about how the financial crisis has impacted daily life in Latvia.