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Latest update : 2013-04-01

Latvians flee country's financial crisis in search of work

Latvia was hard hit by the 2008 financial crisis. Over 10 percent of the population has left in the past decade alone in a bid to escape poverty, unemployment and budget cuts. Some 400 villages in the country are now actually in danger of being wiped off the map. Latvia has since returned to growth and reduced its deficit, but many still aren't seeing the benefits. Those Latvians who fled abroad are not rushing to come back.

By Anne MAILLIET

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2016-05-27 Argentina

President Mauricio Macri’s clean break with Argentina’s ‘Kirchnerite’ past

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2016-05-26 Spain

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2016-05-25 Liberia

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2016-05-23 Tunisia

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