North Korea’s public relations man is a Spaniard with a tough job
Meet Alejandro Cao de Benós, the only non-Korean employee of North Korea’s foreign ministry. The Spaniard is taking the PR message of North Korea’s greatness across Europe.
The representative from North Korea’s Foreign Ministry describes a country devoid of hunger, poverty, and political repression. Every citizen receives their housing, salary, and plentiful sacks of rice directly from the government, he says, pointing to photos of smiling children and sharply-dressed adults – ice skating, on smartphones, and enjoying rides at amusement parks as proof of prosperity.
In North Korea people wouldn’t ever want to leave the country, he says, even if they could.
I particularly like the “even if they could” part! I wonder how much of a hypocrite he knows he is. Given the fact that anyone leaving their town will be killed and any family members that are left behind are killed as well to make examples of such acts.
Before serving as spokesperson to North Korea he worked as an IT consultant in Pamplona and in the US.
Oh how I want to make an obvious connection between North Korea’s cyber-warfare tactics and this guys expertise but without knowing more details of what he did with such a broad term of employment, it’s purely a guess that he has helped North Korea (well, at least parts of it) come into the technical world.