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Not safe at home

Updated: September 29, 2004, 9:28 PM ET
By Tom Farrey | ESPN.com

TOVAR, Venezuela -- As a soft Andes Mountains breeze meanders through the barred windows of the family's recently renovated home, Jesus Santana delicately fingers the only photo album from the childhood of his youngest son, Johan. There are no more than a dozen pictures locked down under plastic film on the cardboard pages, a reminder of how scarce resources were until Johan turned sliders into cash.

A sturdily built man, Jesus sighs beneath a red Minnesota Twins cap. The weathered photographs ...

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