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Is today’s historic baseball game in Cuba mostly a symbolic moment?

Major League Baseball may be making new inroads into Cuba this week, but an expert who’s long watched the Cuban game tells Jeffrey Brown that any changes between the U.S. and Cuba are the start of “a long, slow process.”

Peter Bjarkman, the author of the new book, “Cuba’s Baseball Defectors” told the NewsHour that even though Cuban players will no longer have to defect or become a victim of human trafficking to join the major leagues, the Cuban government will still want ownership of those players and will want them to return to the national team. Bjarkman also explained why Cuba’s league is not the powerhouse many think as more than 100 players have defected from an aging system.

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