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A Yankee Journalist's Unexpected Foray Into French Baseball

No, no...not one of *those Yankees! But this lifelong American baseball fan (Milwaukee Brewers was his childhood team) is rediscovering the sport in his adopted home of France.

Venezuela's Larry Infante practicing in Montpellier
Venezuela's Larry Infante practicing in Montpellier
Benjamin Witte

MONTPELLIER — Baseball made quite a splash this past weekend with the first ever MLB regular-season games on this side of the pond.

The carefully staged, two-game "London Series' featured the reigning champion Boston Red Sox and arch-rival New York Yankees, two of the most storied franchises in the world's top baseball league, and even attracted a surprise visit by Britain's Prince Harry and his American-born wife, Duchess Meghan Markle.

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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