Three Americans from Wisconsin who packed their bags for an independent Latvia in 1991 have been strengthening the tie between the midwestern American state and Latvia ever since, as Katya Cengel reports.Exiles in the United States, and the world, are well networked," says Valters Nollendorfs, director of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies in Riga.Nollendorfs was using general terms to try to explain the very specific presence of not just American expatriates in Riga, but Americans from the state of Wisconsin."There are a good number of us here," said Nollendorfs, a nativ...
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