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Assignment 2008
 

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- Aids and the Caribbean

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- Toxic Trailers

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- In the Shadow of the Cartel

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- Feeding Haiti

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- Secrets in the Family

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- Soft Jihad

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- The Baseball Factory

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- The Most Dangerous Gang in America

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- On the trail of the spammers

The Baseball Factory

 


The Dominican Republic's main export
Baseball is more American than apple pie - its the national game.

But almost half of all professional baseball players in the United States come from overseas - and 40 per cent of them from the small Caribbean state of the Dominican Republic.

At the very highest level of professional baseball in the United States - MLB - ten per cent of players come from the Dominican Republic.

David Goldblatt has been there to hear the stories behind these extraordinary statistics.

First broadcast in June 2008

 

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