How long is this short man's reach?

  • 1998-12-10
  • Philip Birzulis
The fact that Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs reigns supreme in his town is beyond dispute. However, recent murky events have again raised the question to what extent he also calls the shots in Riga, as Philip Birzulis reports.A gallery of newspaper caricatures at the entrance to Aivars Lembergs' office at the Ventspils City Council might indicate that the man has a sense of humor. However, their content reflects the suspicion of Latvians that the chief of this provincial port has a lot of clout across the country.A running theme of the cartoons is of the mayor sitting on a throne using a r...
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