« Last post by Yvaine on Today at 06:53:30 PM »
For me, I think it's a pretty good rule of thumb to not disclose personal information about other people, especially if they are sitting right there and could volunteer this information themselves if they wanted to. For some reason, this woman didn't want to talk about her "home" country, or make it known she was from there.
But when you are introducing people, isn't it the norm to point out things they have in common in order to facilitate conversation? I don't think I breached any confidences by mentioning where she was from, since she has never been shy about discussing it previously.
IMO, a good host provides an entry topic of conversation for people, which is what you did.
Is this location somewhere where there is political unrest or controversy as of late? You could try asking her at a quieter time if you were mistaken or if this is a topic of conversation you should avoid in the future.
Oh, good question, and are there two names for the place--such that maybe you inadvertently called it the name her faction doesn't use?