On October 2, we ran a story about an extraordinary series of emails published online between American oncologist David Gorski, and Lelde Lapa, Assistant of the business development department of the International Virotherapy Center (IVC) which has an office in Riga but is officially based in Dubai.
It is unthinkable that a medical professional -- or even a business professional -- would intentionally foist a bogus cure onto a cancer patient.
In recent years I have developed an obsession, probably unhealthy, with 'Latvian Radio Theater'. These are radio plays exhumed from the archive and broadcast after 10 p.m. in order to fill up time that would otherwise be hard to fill. They deserve a wider audience.
We lose our moral standards if we don't ask how the wealthy came to their riches, says Sarah Chayes of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in an interview to LTV's World Panorama series.
Exciting news June 14. Latvia will have another European Capital of Culture in 2027. That gives us just ten years of flattery and free goody bags in order to win an honor that would be ours anyway.
Really I should have taken the bus to Daugavpils, as this started at a bus stop. Specifically, it started at a bus stop in Cesis, a smallish town located in what might be described as north-central Latvia. It ended in Daugavpils, a large-ish city in what could certainly be described as the far south-east of the country.