According to Reuters, the current leader of North Korea and his father used ilegal documents, which had been obtained from the Brazilian embassy in Prague, the Czech Republic, in 1996. With them, both members of the Kim family applied for visas to European countries during the 1990s. According to the documents, Kim Jong Un traveled under the name of Josef Pwag, who would have been born in Sao Paulo in 1983, and Kim Jong Il would have been known as Ijong Tchoi.
The news agency, which published the photocopy of the two passports, supposedly received this information from unnamed European secret services. This same source claims that this discovery “proves the desire of the Kim family to travel” and it also “points out the family’s efforts to build an escape route”. It also suggests that these documents could have been used to visit Brazil, Japan and Hong Kong.
It was already known that the governing family of North Korea had illegally obtained passports, but no real evidence had been found until now. Calls to the North Korean embassy in Brasilia didn’t receive an answer, while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brasil confirmed that it was studying the case.