Latvia Weekly Podcast #126: Showdown with Belarus and News from May 17th - 25th, 2021

Following the Belarusian government's shocking grounding of a Ryanair plane in order to arrest an opposition journalist, Latvia has become embroiled in a diplomatic standoff with not just the Lukashenko regime, but also the International Ice Hockey Federation, whose championship is being hosted in Rīga right now. Otto and Joe discuss these stories along with others such as Latvia's Eurovision woes, new and advanced "average speed cameras," the next episode of the economics ministry soap opera, and the latest COVID-related updates.

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