· May, 2006

Stories about Latvia from May, 2006

Latvia: Second Gay Pride Parade

  30 May 2006

All About Latvia writes about the politics of this year's gay pride parade (to be held in Riga on July 22): “For political parties who objected the march last year, this will be a chance to win over the hearts of the skeptical public for the fall parliamentary elections by...

Belarus: Athletes and Fans For the White-Red-White Flag

  18 May 2006

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about Belarusian athletes speaking up for the outcast white-red-white flag – and Belarusian fans promoting it abroad: “There is one embarassment, though: Lukashenka cannot prevent waving of the banned flag abroad, and wave they do! Every away game, any hockey championship, etc. becomes an opportunity for...

Latvia: Plans to Name KGB Collaborators

  11 May 2006

All About Latvia reports that in November, the government plans to make public the names of those who worked for the KGB. Ironically, some of these people in the KGB database still work in the Latvian government.

Latvia, Estonia: Infant Mortality and Poverty

  11 May 2006

Estonia in the World Media (RUS) cites a Save the Children report on infant mortality, according to which there are four infant deaths per 1,000 births in Estonia and Lithuania, a pretty good indicator. All About Latvia writes about a woman who tried selling her 7-month-old daughter for $3,800 by...

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