How Kim Jong-un Gets His $500,000 Mercedes | Visual Investigations
Kim Jong-un frequently shows off the Mercedes he has obtained in open defiance of U.N. sanctions intended to ban luxury goods from North Korea. Using shipping data, corporate records, satellite imagery and interviews, our investigation tracks the circuitous routes used to import illicit goods.
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Kim Jong-un (Chosŏn'gŭl: 김정은; Korean pronunciation: [kim.dʑʌŋ.ɯn] or [kim] [tɕʌŋ.ɯn]; born 8 January 1982–84 or 5 July 1984) is the Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly referred to as North Korea. Kim is the s... More