North Korea-Mexico

A curious feature of KCNA dispatches from Pyongyang is their occasional resort to “friendship meetings” in developing countries where praise is allegedly levied at Kim Jong Il and North Korea’s songun politics. A couple of days ago this one popped up: DPRK Important Days Observed in Mexico Pyongyang, November 27 (KCNA) — A function took place in Mexico on Nov. 21 on the occasions of … Continue reading North Korea-Mexico

Death of Chang Song U / DPRK updates

Surprisingly, this story seems not yet to have been picked up by English-language media.  Chang Song U, the brother of Chang Song Taek and a higher-up in the DPRK bureaucracy, was reported on August 25 by KCNA to have died.  Kim Jong Il was said to be saddened; much more detail is available in Chinese. In the meantime, North Korean media is celebrating Youth Day, … Continue reading Death of Chang Song U / DPRK updates