Male Gaze To Fix Latvian EconomyErin Gloria Ryan5/29/11 5:16pm17EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkTiny Latvia has not been having a good decade. The country of 2.2 million has had to cut services for its citizens as the effects of the ongoing global financial slump has ravaged its fiscal health. Last year, the Baltic country's economy shrank 18 percent. Everyone is sad. What's a formerly Soviet bloc country to do?