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Cubans falling in love with South Korean TV shows

Published on Dec 16, 2013 12:21 PM

HAVANA (AFP) - For the past three decades, Brazilian telenovelas have helped Cubans forget their litany of woes for an hour a day.

But today, dozens of South Korean soap operas are earning wide audiences.

Following in the footsteps of South Korean films and K-pop, "doramas" - South Korean soaps dubbed into Spanish - first appeared on Cuban televisions earlier this year.

Queen of Housewives, My Fair Lady, Dream High and, for the past month, Secret Garden, are all winning fans on the Communist-run island.

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