Latvia: Turbulence Ahead

With their country on the verge of an economic downturn, Latvians prepare for a bumpy ride as a prime minister from leaner years, Ivars Godmanis, returns

The new year finally brought some bracing winter weather to Latvia after a gray, muddy Christmas. It also saw the return to the prime minister's office of Ivars Godmanis, one of the leaders of the Latvian independence movement, after almost 14 years in political limbo. Time for Latvians to fasten their seatbelts.

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