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Florida Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is probably regretting recent statements he made to Time magazine as he’s been suspended for five games by the MLB club for singing the praises of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Quotes attributed to Guillen were published on the popular magazine’s website on Apr 6 in which he praised Castro for his longevity. The comments were highly criticized by Miami’s large Cuban community since many residents fled the small Caribbean island during Castro’s reign to seek freedom and a better standard of life in the U.S. Several Cuban-American organizations in Miami have even asked the organization to fire Guillen, who is quoted in the article as saying he loves Fidel Castro. Guillen, who hails from Venezuela, added that he respected Castro for being able to hang onto power for so long even though he had made several enemies around the world. However, the Marlins obviously don’t share their manager’s views and said in a statement that ...
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