"Tobacco?" No, Tobago!

  • 2009-03-25
  • By Joao Lopes Marques
Baltic mini-megalomania, the colonial Latvia grandiose and how marsupials could have jumped on the banks of the Daugava River.It didn't start yesterday. It's been like this for centuries. Long before the Kremlin gerontocracy, plagued by the rheumatics, fled for a healthy bath in the summer resort of Jurmala. This exquisite taste of mini-megalomania is part of the Latvian genetic code. For a tiny territory inhabited by no more than 2.4 million people, reports can be admirably impressive: here we see world ice hockey championships, NATO summits, even bids to UN Secretary-General (i.e....
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