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Green Light for Cuban athletes to Work Abroad

Frank Camilo Morejon, who plays for the Cuban baseball team Industriales, lifts weights at a gym in Havana, Cuba.

Green Light for Cuban athletes to Work Abroad


Cuban athletes will be allowed to work abroad and have been granted significant wage increases and larger bonuses for their performance, official media said, in hopes of stemming a decline in the country's performance in international competitions.

The government's decision comes even as athletes, in particular baseball players, are defecting in record numbers, with 21 currently contracted by the U.S. major leagues, some earning multi-million dollar salaries.


Reporting by Nelson Acosta, REUTERS.