The Extractor

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The flight from Havana to Miami takes a mere 80 minutes, and for many Cubans, the promise of starting a new life in the US is too great to ignore. That's even more true for elite baseball players like Cesar Prieto who could make a fortune if he makes it to the big leagues. To complete his journey, Prieto would need some help, and that’s where the extractors come in. SI senior writer Greg Bishop introduces the unforgettable Jo Hastings and Billy Henderson and reveals what a defection sounds like as it happens.

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