• 1998-08-13
It's difficult, and perhaps foolish, to take anything for granted in a country so full of contradictions as Latvia. After all, it was in Latvia where a political party that has practically based its entire existence on limiting the number of non-Latvians who become citizens, had an overnight change of heart when it watched its government start to crumble. As soon as holes in the ship of state were plugged, party operatives launched a loud-mouthed campaign in parliament against the very amendments to the citizenship law its own prime minister's cabinet proposed. Then it seized upon a loophol...
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