Riga's homeless living on the edge of life

  • 2003-01-16
  • Tim Ochser
RIGAThe Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia can tell you that exports rose last year by 11.5 percent, but it doesn't have the slightest idea how many homeless people are currently struggling to survive in some of the coldest weather conditions on record. Homeless people are such a commonplace sight on Riga's bustling streets that they barely attract more than a glance from most passers-by.They are, officially speaking, a non-people. Riga City Council has no records on them either. Estimates range wildly from person to person as to how many homeless people there really are in the capital. S...
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