Doctor of patience

  • 1999-03-18
  • Katya Cengel
Before leaving his native Mexico, Juris Zagars was given some motherly advice: be patient, patient and more patient.With an exiled Latvian father and a Mexican mother, Zagars found wherever his family lived, in Texas, California or Mexico City, he always stuck out."In Mexico, my last name made me seem like a foreigner and in the United States, my accent was strange," explained Zagars. Part of the reason he came to Latvia was because of this "lack of identity." His father's bombardment of Latvian tales also helped. But when he entered the Baltic state in 1993 he found his mother's wisdom mor...
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