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Kickingball: a mix of football, baseball and home for Argentina’s Venezuelan refugees

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Kickingball: a mix of football, baseball and home for Argentina’s Venezuelan refugees

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When four friends started a league for the game in their adopted country, they had no idea how popular it would proveEvery Sunday, about 100 or so women from teens to middle age meet in Parque Olímpico in Buenos Aires.

Using flour, they mark out a court on the grass, to play a sport that brings them a little bit of home in their adopted country.

Kickingball, a blend of football and baseball, is common across Venezuela and the refugees who left the country during the political and economic implosion of Nicolás Maduro’s government are bringing it to Argentina.Continue reading...


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Author / Journalist: Facundo Iglesia in Buenos Aires

Category: Nation Politics

Topics: Sport World news Americas Migration and development Women's rights and gender equality LGBTQ+ rights Venezuela Global development Argentina

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Article Type: News Report

News Source URL: theguardian.com

Readership Location: United Kingdom

Published Date: 2022-10-04, 06:00:29

News Timezone: GMT +8:00

Language: English

Original Article Length: 669 words

Reading Duration: 4 minutes read

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News ID: 2836733

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