Latvia’s Defence minister in Rio: ‘We can buy modern weapons, but we need people most’

  • 2016-08-24
  • Andre Kavalieris
By the time you pick up this issue of The Baltic Times, the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will have wished farewell to the army of athletes from all over the world and will have embraced the paralympians. In a sign of courtesy to the Olympic spirit, the world’s heavyweights of politics and public life have paid visit to Rio to embolden the athletes and engage in diplomacy of sports at Rio sports venues and sports bars. Among the numerous visitors was also Latvia’s defense minister, Raimonds Bergmanis, whom I met in Nova Odessa, Brazil. Bergmanis came to follow the Latvian dele...
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