Venezuela may soon prevent its baseball players from coming to the United States. The premier of Venezuela is up for re-election next month and models himself after Fidel Castro.
The Houston Astros were the first US club to start an academy there, and a number of others followed. (No Johan Santana, no Bobby Abreu, no Ozzie Guillen, no Ugie Urbina-- but he might still be there, sadly). This story from Times Online by Graham Dunbar in Caracas.