There was no unusual activity in North Korea on Monday, South Korean officials said, despite reports that Pyongyang was poised to make an announcement amid speculation about the health of its leader, Kim Jong Il.
On Sunday, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency published typical propaganda dispatches praising Kim’s regime and criticizing the South Korean government. There were no articles indicating any imminent government announcement.
“Propaganda dispatches praising Kim’s regime and criticizing the South Korean government.” Yep, that sounds like what passes for normal in North Korea on any given day.
Mexico agreed Monday to deport Cubans who sneak illegally through Mexican territory to reach the U.S., a step toward cutting off an increasingly violent and heavily used human trafficking route.
The agreement, signed by Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque and Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa, takes effect in one month. It also criticizes U.S. policy that generally allows Cubans who reach U.S. territory to stay, while turning back most caught at sea.
Har, har, har. It’s the US’s fault that Cuba is such a festering hellhole (thanks to Castro bros.) people will leave if you give them half a chance. As friend of Castro Death Watch Henry Gomez, of Babalublog, is quoted as saying in the article:
“There would be no need for the policy if people weren’t dying, literally, to get out of Cuba.”