From the DPRK to Brazil, now North Korean feels homesick

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From the DPRK to Brazil, now North Korean feels homesick2

Fleeing home to escape war is a tragedy that has been happening for far too long. When the Korean war ended in 1953, more than 75 prisoners of war left the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. They decided not to return home to North Korea, but rather to start a new life in Latin America.

Many of them settled in Brazil. One of those who was once a prisoner of war, now wants to leave Brazil and return to the DPRK, a place he calls home.

CCTV America’s Stephen Gibbs reports.

From the DPRK to Brazil, now North Korean feels homesick

From the DPRK to Brazil, now North Korean feels homesick

Fleeing home to escape war is a tragedy that has been happening for far too long. When the Korean war ended in 1953, more than 75 prisoners of war left the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. They decided not to return home to North Korea, but rather to start a new life in Latin America. Many of them settled in Brazil. One of those who was once a prisoner of war, now wants to leave Brazil and return to the DPRK, a place he calls home. CCTV America’s Stephen Gibbs reports.