This regular publication looks at current international, domestic, and peninsular affairs concerning North Korea while also offering commentary and tourism information on the country.
In international news, the DPRK and Cuban governments have signed protocols in Pyongyang on economic, scientific and technological affairs. Due to funding shortages, the World Food Program has recently been forced to reduce rations for children and pregnant and nursing mothers.
On the domestic front, potatoes have been promoted for many years by the DPRK government as a crop particularly suitable for growing in North Korea’s mountainous terrain. To this end, during the harsh winter months, potato rice cakes and pancakes are ever popular among the North Korean population.