FOREIGN POLICY: And Now, Baseball Diplomacy?

For twelve years, Fidel Castro's Cuba has been out in the cold—banished from the councils of its hemispheric neighbors in the Organization of American States, and the victim of a formal diplomatic and economic embargo imposed by the U.S. and the rest of Latin America. Or so it has been in theory. In practice, ten countries, including Venezuela, Colombia and Argentina, have resumed diplomatic relations with the Western Hemisphere's only Communist government. Despite the embargo, trade between Cuba and OAS nations is growing rapidly, and a number of foreign subsidiaries of American...

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