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April 7, 2009
Splintered bats fly and feisty tongues flap on Cuban streets

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with Cuban President Raul Castro to discuss improving relations, amid speculation that the U.S. is ready to loosen some parts of its long trade embargo against Cuba. A measure proposed in the U.S. Congress would effectively lift the ban on travel to Cuba.

For people who worship baseball, Cuba could become a hot destination if the travel ban were to be lifted. The game is a year-round sport, and while it may look the same, it is a far cry from the money game it has become in the U.S.

As Worldfocus correspondent Peter Eisner and producer Ara Ayer found on their recent trip, Cubans play baseball for the love of the sport, from the stadiums to the streets. Channtal Fleischfresser edited this video.

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Correspondent Eisner’s stories are consistently humanizing and penetrating in a refreshing way. More, please!

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