Latvia’s President Number 48 of 100

Latvia’s President Vaira Vike-Freiberga moved up the Forbes list of 100 most powerful women in the world from 70 to 48 in the magazine’s recently released ratings. The brief description of the President cites the visit by U.S. President George W. Bush to Latvia and notes how she upset the Russians and President Putin by asking them to apologize for the Soviet occupation of Latvia from 1940 to 1991. The magazine also mentions Latvia’s booming economy and the ratification of the EU constitution. The magazine names Dr. Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State, as the most powerful woman in the world.