A Survivor’s Tale

And sometimes a journey of 5,000 miles begins with an armed kidnapping on the edge of the Amazon. It was Aug. 5, 2012 and Mickey Grosman was barely three months into his trek through the thickest jungles that cross South America’s midsection, traveling from Ecuador…

An Enduring Passion

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Baseball’s past in this country is embodied by Cuqui Cordova. He has seen war, poverty and politics tear his country apart. He endured a 20-year dictatorship under Rafael Trujillo, and he witnessed revolutions that forever changed neighboring Cuba and Haiti….

A Fresh Start in a New Land

ORLANDO — It was two weeks ago when Yurisel Laborde stepped out from under the Hyatt Regency’s marquee onto Southeast Second Avenue in Miami, but she still recalls the fear that gripped her as she left the hotel. The 28-year old Olympian walked quickly but…