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The Latin American Library at Tulane University is digitizing and archiving a selection of Spanish language soap operas from the 1960s. The illustration above appeared in a brochure titled "What Is and How to Produce a Radionovela," published by America's Productions, Inc. Courtesy of the Latin American Library, Tulane University hide caption

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Massive Digitization Effort Is The Latest Plot Twist For Cuban Radio Soap Operas

The Latin American Library at Tulane University is digitizing a whopping collection of Cold War-era, must-hear entertainment — Spanish language radionovelas made by Cuban emigrés in Miami.

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Trump Delays Auto Tariffs For 6 Months

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'Get Off The Boat' — Women In Commercial Fishing Industry Fight Sexual Harassment

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The Latin American Library at Tulane University is digitizing and archiving a selection of Spanish language soap operas from the 1960s. The illustration above appeared in a brochure titled "What Is and How to Produce a Radionovela," published by America's Productions, Inc. Courtesy of the Latin American Library, Tulane University hide caption

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Massive Digitization Effort Is The Latest Plot Twist For Cuban Radio Soap Operas

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