Students take a crack at Latvia's problems

  • 1998-10-29
  • Katya Cengel
RIGA - Fifty years ago, when the declaration of Universal Human Rights was signed, one would not have found Latvia on any world maps. Instead, the Baltic region of Northeastern Europe was practically invisible, covered by the massive expanse of the U.S.S.R.Human rights were certainly not being observed in Latvia then. But at a recent conference dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Human Rights signing and 53rd anniversary of the United Nations itself, Latvian teenagers in Riga were giving speeches on drug abuse, reproduction and other juicy topics.The Lativan education minister and the ...
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