There is an animated cartoon lampooning Latvia’s austerity measures doing the rounds on the Internet. Someone in my office sent it to me, and I have to say it made me angry.I use Google alerts to keep up-to-date with the news in Latvia and see what the international press is saying about the country. A few weeks ago I started to see a stream of articles praising Latvia following the comments from Christine Lagarde of the IMF, who had singled out Latvia as a country that had come together to deal with the economic crisis. Then came the backlash. For days commentators and...
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