Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said something that is part of many, if not most Latin Americans’ opinions about Fidel Castro: a sort of admiration for surviving everything that has been thrown at him for the past 50 years. “I respect Fidel Castro,” he said. “You know why? Many people have tried to kill Fidel Castro in the last 60 years, yet that [guy] is still there.”
Today Guillen was suspended five games by the Marlins. He gave a press conference in Miami where he apologized and said that he doesn’t admire Fidel Castro. Asked about Hugo Chavez, he said he doesn’t admire him either. He pledged to mend fences with the Cuban American community.