WP: San Escobar – How Poland’s foreign minister helped create a fake country

In Łódź News

(Washington Post) – This week, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski was in New York to lobby for a seat on the U.N. Security Council from 2018 to 2019. His efforts were going well, Waszczykowski told reporters Tuesday.

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He had met with officials from nearly 20 countries, he said, including some Caribbean nations for the first time in Poland’s diplomatic history.



There is no country called San Escobar. And on social media, Waszczykowski’s flub was soon mocked. Many users suggested that he was thinking of Pablo Escobar, the late Colombian drug lord and subject of the Netflix show “Narcos.”

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