Thursday, 13 March 2008

The Last Word, by Joseph Wilson: Varieties of silence

Little-known-fact-of-the-week: do you know what country is the only foreigner to officially represent the insanely odd government of North Korea hails from? From China you say? No. From Russia? Nope. Did someone say from Catalonia? Go on, speak up! Say it loud and clear because we have a winner! (And who says that Catalonia doesn't have a voice on the international scene?) Yes, Alejandro Cao de Benós originally hails from Tarragona and presently is head of the Committee of Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as well as leading the Friends of North Korea Association. (Full story in printed edition).