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Univision Apologizes for Wishing Puerto Rico a Happy Independence Day

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 10: Revelers gather along Fifth Avenue during the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 10, 2012 in New York City. The Puerto Rican Day Parade draws hundreds of thousands and was first celebrated in New York City in 1958. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 10: Revelers gather along Fifth Avenue during the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 10, 2012 in New York City. The Puerto Rican Day Parade draws hundreds of thousands and was first celebrated in New York City in 1958. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)  (2012 Getty Images)

Univision had a major "whoops!" moment when it ran an ad wishing Puerto Rico a happy independence day.

The largest Spanish-language media company in the United States recognized its mistake and issued a next-day apology both in English and in Spanish via Twitter along with a corrected version of the ad.

The tweet read: 

Univision ran the ad on Wednesday, July 25, the day that the US territory celebrated its 60th anniversary of the creation of the commonwealth and its constitution following a 1952 referendum.

In the corrected version of the ad, the network wished its Puerto Rican viewers a happy "constitution" day.

The Univision slip-up is not the first of Puerto Rico-related mix-ups. The New York Daily News ran a Puerto Rican Day Parade ad in mid-June that featured the Cuban flag.

Puerto Rico is preparing to vote on the future of the island's political status during a November referendum, hoping to resolve an issue that has long polarized the island.

Based on reporting by the Associated Press.

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