All posts tagged "cuba"

  • A health worker stands in the Sambadrome as he sprays insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Inspectors begin to spray insecticide around Sambadrome, the outdoor grounds where thousands of dancers and musicians will parade during the city's Feb. 5-10 Carnival celebrations. Brazil's health minister says the country will mobilize some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus linked to birth defects. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
    Cuba deploys 9,000 soldiers to fight Zika virus

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro announced Monday that he is dispatching 9,000 soldiers to help keep the Zika virus out of Cuba, calling on the entire country to fight the mosquito that carries the disease....

    • Posted February 22, 2016
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  • Cuba defeated South Korea 3-1 in a second round of an exhibition baseball game held on Nov. 5, 2015 at Gocheok Sky Dome in western Seoul.(Yonhap)
    Cuba gets past S. Korea 3-1 in exhibition baseball game

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Cuba defeated South Korea 3-1 to take the second game of their exhibition series at a brand new dome in Seoul on Thursday. Cuba scored twice in the bottom of the first and held...

    • Posted November 5, 2015
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  • Kim Hyun-soo of South Korea (L) scores on a wild pitch by Cuba's Danny Betancourt (R) in the bottom of the fifth inning at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Nov. 4, 2015. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea blanks Cuba 6-0 in baseball game before int’l tourney

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea blanked Cuba 6-0 in the first official baseball game at a brand new dome in the nation’s capital on Wednesday. The host tagged on three runs in the bottom first and never...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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    S. Korea to host Cuba twice ahead of int’l baseball tourney

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — In preparations for an upcoming international baseball tournament, South Korea will host Cuba in two exhibition games at a brand new dome this week. In what has been titled “Seoul Super Series,” South Korea...

    • Posted November 3, 2015
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    History of Korean Cuban community

    Korea Times Project, part 3c  By Kim Sang-mok The 288 Koreans who arrived at Cuba’s Port Manatee on March 11, 1921, were henequen farmers and laborers from Merida, Mexico. Ninety four of them arrived in Mexico from...

    • Posted September 10, 2015
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    Korean dramas are a hit even in Cuba

    By Kim Sang-mok HAVANA, CUBA — “Do you know the Korean actors Lee Min-ho and Yoon Sang-hyun?” was the question posed to me by a 15-year-old Havana resident inside a bootleg CD store. As it turns out,...

    • Posted August 19, 2015
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  • Dozens of Korean Cubans gathered in Havana to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Korean independence Saturday. (Kim Sang-mok/Korea Times)
    Cuban Koreans join 70th independence anniversary celebration

    By Kim Sang-mok HAVANA, CUBA — Korean Cubans greeted the 70th anniversary of Korean independence Saturday by remembering early immigrants who settled in the country as henequen farmers. At a Havana gathering inside the city’s Korean community...

    • Posted August 17, 2015
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