Brazil sent $2 million worth of corn to North Korea in October, November: data
Aid groups describe food insecurity in North Korea, but Kim Jong Un recently spoke of "unprecedented" harvest in 2019
Brazil shipped more than $2 million worth of corn to North Korea in the months of October and November, according to export data made public by the Brazilian federal government.
The corn shipments — 8 million kilograms in October and 6.5 million kilograms in November — were Brazil’s only reported grain exports to the DPRK in the year 2019.
Brazil also sent 3.2 million kilograms of corn — worth more than $569,000 at the time — to North Korea in December 2018.
It is unclear if Pyongyang paid for the corn, or if it was sent as food aid. The Brazilian Embassy in
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