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Another enslaved baseball player escapes Cuba’s Castro plantation

Yet another enslaved Cuban baseball player, rising star pitcher Raicel Iglesias Travieso, has escaped from the Castro plantation.

Via Café Fuerte (my translation):

Pitcher Raicel Iglesias escapes Cuba

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HAVANA - Pitcher Raicel Iglesias Travieso, one of the most promising stars in Cuban baseball, said goodbye to his native land to achieve his dream of playing in the Major Leagues.

According to sources contacted by CaféFuerte, Iglesias left his native Isle of Youth on a boat from Jucaro, on the northeast point of the island. At this time his whereabouts are unknown.

"We haven't heard anything from Raicel, but everything seems to point to the fact that he left," said a source associated with the Isle of Youth baseball team and close friend of the player. "It is a great loss." The source, who lives in Nueva Gerona, asked not to be identified.

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

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