By Arturo J. Marcano Guevara

While a few Latin American superstars have triumph over discrimination to strike gold in baseball's sizeable leagues, millions extra Latin American avid gamers by no means make it to "The Show." Stealing Lives makes a speciality of the plight of 1 Venezuelan teen and records abuses that occur opposed to Latin young ones and younger males as baseball turns into a world company. The authors demonstrate that during their efforts to safe reasonable hard work, significant League groups usually violate the fundamental human rights of children.

As a tender boy growing to be up in Venezuela, Alexis Quiroz dreamed of enjoying within the significant Leagues. Alexis's goals have been like these of millions of alternative boys within the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, and significant League groups inspired such goals via recruiting Latin kids as younger as 10 and eleven years outdated. made up our minds to turn into a tremendous league participant, Alexis complete highschool early and devoted himself to touchdown a freelance with an important League workforce. Alexis signed with the Chicago Cubs in 1995 at age 17 after which all started a harrowing ordeal of exploitation, mistreatment, and disregard by the hands of the Chicago Cubs, together with taking part in for the Cubs' Dominican summer time League staff in appalling residing stipulations. Alexis's baseball occupation got here to an abrupt finish by means of an damage for which the Cubs supplied no enough scientific remedy. the tale keeps, although, with Alexis's pursuit of justice within the usa to make sure that different Venezuelan and Dominican boys don't come upon related experiences.

What occurred to Alexis isn't an remoted case-Major League groups sometimes deny Latin kids and younger males the elemental protections that their U.S. opposite numbers take with no consideration. This exploitation violates overseas criminal criteria on hard work criteria and the human rights of kids. Stealing Lives concludes by means of studying quite a few reforms to redress the inequities colossal league baseball creates in its globalization.

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