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 Young Korean-Mayans play around in the pool at the 90th birthday party of a second-generation relative. Merida, Mexico. 2016.

Young Korean-Mayans play around in the pool at the 90th birthday party of a second-generation relative. Merida, Mexico. 2016.

 The coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.

The coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.

 Sandra, a Cuban-Korean at her home in Matanzas. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.

Sandra, a Cuban-Korean at her home in Matanzas. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.

 In front of this corner, there was a bar called 'El Chemulpo', named after the port from which the Koreans had departed. Merida, Mexico. 2016.

In front of this corner, there was a bar called 'El Chemulpo', named after the port from which the Koreans had departed. Merida, Mexico. 2016.

 The coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.

The coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.

 Cecilio Pak Kim, a Cuban-Korean musician who lives in Cardenas, home to a large community of descendants of early 20th-century Korean immigrants. Cardenas, Cuba. 2016.

Cecilio Pak Kim, a Cuban-Korean musician who lives in Cardenas, home to a large community of descendants of early 20th-century Korean immigrants. Cardenas, Cuba. 2016.

 Tapestry in Cardenas, a city that holds one of the biggest communities of Korean descendants in Cuba. The tiger is an important figure in Korean folklore and culture. Cardenas, Matanzas. 2016.

Tapestry in Cardenas, a city that holds one of the biggest communities of Korean descendants in Cuba. The tiger is an important figure in Korean folklore and culture. Cardenas, Matanzas. 2016.

 Sisters Olga and Adelina Lim Hi are among the few Korean Cubans who do not have a mixed heritage. Their grandfather was Lim Cheon Taek, one of the leading figures of the earliest Korean community in Cuba. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.

Sisters Olga and Adelina Lim Hi are among the few Korean Cubans who do not have a mixed heritage. Their grandfather was Lim Cheon Taek, one of the leading figures of the earliest Korean community in Cuba. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.

 A chicken tied to a post in Matanzas, Cuba, home to a large community of descendants of early 20th-century Korean immigrants. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.

A chicken tied to a post in Matanzas, Cuba, home to a large community of descendants of early 20th-century Korean immigrants. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.

 Boy climbing a tree during the hurricane season. Cardenas, Cuba. 2016.

Boy climbing a tree during the hurricane season. Cardenas, Cuba. 2016.

 Cecilio Pak Kim, a Cuban-Korean musician who lives in Cardenas, home to one of the biggest communities of Korean descendants in Cuba. Cardenas, Cuba. 2016.

Cecilio Pak Kim, a Cuban-Korean musician who lives in Cardenas, home to one of the biggest communities of Korean descendants in Cuba. Cardenas, Cuba. 2016.

 The coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.

The coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.

 Swimming lessons on the beach at Matanzas, Cuba, home to a large community of descendants of early 20th-century Korean immigrants. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.

Swimming lessons on the beach at Matanzas, Cuba, home to a large community of descendants of early 20th-century Korean immigrants. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.

 Located in the province of Yucatan, Merida is the city where Koreans were sold off as indentured labourers. They eventually assimilated to Mexican culture, many of them adopting Catholicism as their religion. Merida, Mexico. 2016.

Located in the province of Yucatan, Merida is the city where Koreans were sold off as indentured labourers. They eventually assimilated to Mexican culture, many of them adopting Catholicism as their religion. Merida, Mexico. 2016.

 The coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.

The coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.

 Henequen plants growing in Havana. Early Korean immigrants to Cuba labored hard on henequen plantations. Havana, Cuba. 2016.

Henequen plants growing in Havana. Early Korean immigrants to Cuba labored hard on henequen plantations. Havana, Cuba. 2016.

 Traditional Korean clothing, belonging to a young Korean-Mayan. Merida, Mexico. 2016.

Traditional Korean clothing, belonging to a young Korean-Mayan. Merida, Mexico. 2016.

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 Young Korean-Mayans play around in the pool at the 90th birthday party of a second-generation relative. Merida, Mexico. 2016.
 The coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.
 Sandra, a Cuban-Korean at her home in Matanzas. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.
 In front of this corner, there was a bar called 'El Chemulpo', named after the port from which the Koreans had departed. Merida, Mexico. 2016.
 The coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.
 Cecilio Pak Kim, a Cuban-Korean musician who lives in Cardenas, home to a large community of descendants of early 20th-century Korean immigrants. Cardenas, Cuba. 2016.
 Tapestry in Cardenas, a city that holds one of the biggest communities of Korean descendants in Cuba. The tiger is an important figure in Korean folklore and culture. Cardenas, Matanzas. 2016.
 Sisters Olga and Adelina Lim Hi are among the few Korean Cubans who do not have a mixed heritage. Their grandfather was Lim Cheon Taek, one of the leading figures of the earliest Korean community in Cuba. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.
 A chicken tied to a post in Matanzas, Cuba, home to a large community of descendants of early 20th-century Korean immigrants. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.
 Boy climbing a tree during the hurricane season. Cardenas, Cuba. 2016.
 Cecilio Pak Kim, a Cuban-Korean musician who lives in Cardenas, home to one of the biggest communities of Korean descendants in Cuba. Cardenas, Cuba. 2016.
 The coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.
 Swimming lessons on the beach at Matanzas, Cuba, home to a large community of descendants of early 20th-century Korean immigrants. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.
 Located in the province of Yucatan, Merida is the city where Koreans were sold off as indentured labourers. They eventually assimilated to Mexican culture, many of them adopting Catholicism as their religion. Merida, Mexico. 2016.
 The coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.
 Henequen plants growing in Havana. Early Korean immigrants to Cuba labored hard on henequen plantations. Havana, Cuba. 2016.
 Traditional Korean clothing, belonging to a young Korean-Mayan. Merida, Mexico. 2016.

Young Korean-Mayans play around in the pool at the 90th birthday party of a second-generation relative. Merida, Mexico. 2016.

The coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.

Sandra, a Cuban-Korean at her home in Matanzas. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.

In front of this corner, there was a bar called 'El Chemulpo', named after the port from which the Koreans had departed. Merida, Mexico. 2016.

The coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.

Cecilio Pak Kim, a Cuban-Korean musician who lives in Cardenas, home to a large community of descendants of early 20th-century Korean immigrants. Cardenas, Cuba. 2016.

Tapestry in Cardenas, a city that holds one of the biggest communities of Korean descendants in Cuba. The tiger is an important figure in Korean folklore and culture. Cardenas, Matanzas. 2016.

Sisters Olga and Adelina Lim Hi are among the few Korean Cubans who do not have a mixed heritage. Their grandfather was Lim Cheon Taek, one of the leading figures of the earliest Korean community in Cuba. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.

A chicken tied to a post in Matanzas, Cuba, home to a large community of descendants of early 20th-century Korean immigrants. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.

Boy climbing a tree during the hurricane season. Cardenas, Cuba. 2016.

Cecilio Pak Kim, a Cuban-Korean musician who lives in Cardenas, home to one of the biggest communities of Korean descendants in Cuba. Cardenas, Cuba. 2016.

The coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.

Swimming lessons on the beach at Matanzas, Cuba, home to a large community of descendants of early 20th-century Korean immigrants. Matanzas, Cuba. 2016.

Located in the province of Yucatan, Merida is the city where Koreans were sold off as indentured labourers. They eventually assimilated to Mexican culture, many of them adopting Catholicism as their religion. Merida, Mexico. 2016.

The coastal town of Progreso, where Korean immigrants first arrived on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, in 1905. Progreso, Mexico. 2016.

Henequen plants growing in Havana. Early Korean immigrants to Cuba labored hard on henequen plantations. Havana, Cuba. 2016.

Traditional Korean clothing, belonging to a young Korean-Mayan. Merida, Mexico. 2016.

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