Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Top 10 Plays in U.S.-Cuba Baseball Diplomacy

Cuba and the U.S. have not always seen eye-to-eye. But the two countries have long shared a love for baseball, which each claims as its national pastime. Similar to how Ping-Pong diplomacy broke the ice between the U.S. and China in the 1970s, baseball helped thaw relations with Cuba ahead of President Barack Obama’s historic … Read more


Baseball’s Newest Farm System

The Dominican Republic and Nicaragua are roughly comparable in population and share an equally deep passion for baseball. But the Dominican Republic has sent well over 100 players to Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, while Nicaragua counts only three big-time players. Nicaragua is looking to change that disparity.  And the first step in  achieving that … Read more

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