Didn't the Cubans at one time decide it was better to just let the unhappy people leave and it really pissed of the US?
marielitos? approximately 125k from cuba and 25k from haiti came to the us?
practically all of the people i've spoken to were glad to get their relatives out of cuba
And Cubans have contributed so much to the area. When I lived there Cubans were by far the friendliest people. Only part of Miami proper I really enjoyed, not a big city person. Stuck to Lauderdale and Hollyweird mostly. But yea glad they came.
Two young North Koreans were recently arrested after trying to defect over the Chinese-North Korean border near Hoeryeong, North Hamgyong Province. The two are currently being investigated by the authorities.
A source in the province told Daily NK on Friday that the two young people are lovers. The man, surnamed Chae, is in his late 20s and originally from Hamhung. The woman, surnamed Kim and a fourth-year student at Hamhung Pharmaceutical College, is in her early 20s and originally from Hoeryong. After first being interrogated by the border patrol, they were sent to the Ministry of State Security office in Hoeryong.
The two began a relationship one year ago and reportedly enjoyed watching South Korean movies and dramas together. Chae, who had encouraged his girlfriend to watch South Korean shows, later told her “how great” it would be to go live in South Korea together, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Then, at around 1 AM on June 2, the couple attempted to cross the Tumen River. Upon being discovered by a contingent of border guards hidden near the river, however, the two were arrested.
After being severely beaten by the border guards, the two confessed to “attempting to defect,” and were ultimately sent to the Ministry of State Security office in Hoeryong.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Four in ten North Koreans are chronically short of food and further cuts to already minimal rations are expected after the worst harvest in a decade, the United Nations said on Friday.
Official rations are down to 300 grammes - under 11 ounces - per person per day, the lowest ever for this time of year, the U.N. said following a food security assessment it carried out at Pyongyang’s request from March 29 to April 12.
It found that 10.1 million people were suffering from severe food insecurity, “meaning they do not have enough food till the next harvest,” U.N. World Food Program spokesman Herve Verhoosel said.
North Korea’s population is around 25.2 million, according to its Central Bureau of Statistics, the report said.
Verhoosel said the word “famine” was not being used in the current crisis, but it might come to that in a few months or years. “The situation is very serious today - that’s a fact.”
The country suffered a famine in the mid-1990s believed to have killed as many as 3 million people.
Trump replied by praising Kim as a “tough guy. Hey, when you take over a country, tough country, with tough people, and you take it over from your father, I don’t care who you are, what you are, how much of an advantage you have – if you can do that at 27 years old, that’s one in 10,000 could do that.”
Trump went on: “So he’s a very smart guy, he’s a great negotiator and I think we understand each other.”
Baier, sounding taken aback by the president’s flippant response, pressed Trump on the issue: “But he’s still done some really bad things.”
To which Trump said: “Yeah, but so have a lot of other people done some really bad things. I could go through a lot of nations where a lot of bad things were done.”
I find all this new found cautious optimism regarding Trump's efforts regarding NK amusing and self serving. With all of the shit I've taken over Trump, this new found charity in the form of thinking that maybe Trump may actually have a plan that is working instead of he is unfit to have his fingers on the button just does not come off as sincere.
Let's be honest. I know what all of you are really thinking. This isn't about world peace. Its really about Trump wanting to open up new resort hotels and golf courses. He figures that he can buy his way in and give Kim a piece of the action in exchange for peace and exclusive rights to develop NK. All those deserted beaches waiting for high rise towers and casinos. And think of all the cheap slave labor available to build and staff the properties.