Latvia - a society squabbling with itself

  • 2011-09-14
  • By Philip Birzulis
RIGA - She may be one angry voter, but no one can accuse Parsla Mezciema of sitting on the sidelines. The 50-year-old employee of a large Riga publishing house was a card-carrying member of the ruling Unity party before quitting in disgust.She particularly loathes Finance Minister Andris Vilks, whose deficit-slashing tax hikes have hit her family hard.“I’m deeply disappointed in Unity, because while Dombrovskis keeps saying that he saved the country from bankruptcy, the country is its people, and what happens if they disappear?” she says. “No one is intere...
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