Nepotism: On and On and On

  • 2009-10-29
  • By Karlis Streips
The next time that Oxford University revises its magisterial dictionary, I will propose that alongside the word "nepotism," there be a picture of the deputy mayor of Riga, Ainars Slesers.  The man is a card-carrying member of Nepotists United, and he absolutely typifies everything that is wrong in this banana republic of ours.While he was transportation minister, Slesers populated the boards and councils of agencies that were under his subordination with all kinds of friends, comrades and buddies, the most infamous among whom was a young man who got a well-paying job thanks exclusi...
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