Whether you call the person a prosecutor-general or an attorney general, a country’s top prosecutorial official is one of the most important persons in the land, particularly in a banana republic like Latvia, where politics is venal, corrupt and entirely based on the interests of politicians, political parties and their sponsors.Latvia’s prosecutor-general for the past decade has been Janis Maizitis. Last week, after months of pushy questions from journalists, he said that he would be willing to serve a third five-year term in office if he were nominated and then approve...
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