North Korea Sends Tourism Agency Team to Cuba

North Korea state media revealed Tuesday that the communist nation had sent a delegation from its tourism agency to its close ally Cuba, presumably for advice on how to generate more revenue for the government without having to make material changes to its atrocious human rights record.

Tourists take photos from a viewing deck of the Juche tower in front of the city skyline of Pyongyang on September 6, 2018. - North Korea is preparing to mark the 70th anniversary of its founding on September 9. (Photo by Ed JONES / AFP) (Photo credit should read ED …

Report: Cuba Violently Forcing Hundreds of Dissidents into Exile

An over 200-page report published by a coalition of human rights NGOs Wednesday concluded “without fear of error” that Cuba has violently forced or threatened to force, “hundreds” of political dissidents into exile, in many cases buying them plane tickets and taking them to the airport at gunpoint.

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U.N. Refugee Agency Finds Record 71 Million Displaced by War and Persecution

The U.N. refugee agency published a report for World Refugee Day (June 20) that found a record 71 million people around the world forced from their homes by war and persecution. 26 million of those people were driven out of their home countries entirely, while the rest were “internally displaced” or are currently in search of asylum.

In this photograph taken on October 15, 2018, show people getting off a boat in Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast, as it was being prepared for the relocation of Rohingya refugees living in the country's south after fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar. - Dhaka has spent some $280 …