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 special correspondent Daljit Dhaliwal and producers Sally Garner and Ara Ayer report on the scope of Latvia’s fall.
09/05/2009 :: 04:06:02 AM
Janis Blums Says:
When the younger generation of latvians gets rid of the old cronies and their entrenched corruption in politcs, the a true community spirit will emerge and with a valued and ethical social and democratic justice system. Choirs and dances alone will not solve latvija’s problems. Latvians were dominated by rustification and its psyche. Those latvian russians who now feel that loss of sovereignty need to adjust to their new and just soveriegns latvian leaders or return to russia. Some would says this is ‘justice in karma’ for their past inequities against the baltic states.
May latvia become the true spiritual Saules and dzintarzeme that it was… may be again … depending on whether its society divides or unities !