The Baltic country is home to wide beaches, dense forests and a history of resistance to occupation — from czarist Russia and Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union. Once one of the fastest-growing economies in Europe, Latvia suffered during the 2008 financial crisis. The country is in the middle of a money laundering scandal that has led to the collapse of one of its biggest banks.
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