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Report: Markets Expand in N. Korea Despite Crackdown

Markets in North Korea have expanded in most cities over the past 10 years, a possible indication that authorities are losing their grip on the country's economy, a new report by a U.S. think tank says. As the communist country's centralized economy and food distribution system have become increasingly dismantled since the great famine of the late 1990s, markets in various forms and sizes have sprung up across the country. Markets first served as a rare means of getting food,...

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