Miami, FL – Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen has been suspended five games by the team for comments he made about former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
Guillen was quoted in a Time magazine article, which appeared online last Friday, praising Castro for his longevity in the face of international scorn.
The comments have drawn severe criticism from a Miami community heavily populated with Cuban-Americans, many of whom left the Caribbean island nation to escape atrocities from Castro's dictatorial regime. Some Cuban-American groups have called for Guillen's ouster.
More to follow.