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Ozzie Guillen is currently holding a press conference where he is explaining his comments about Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and apologizing for the affect they may have had on some of the region's Cuban citizens. Here are his opening remarks, made in Spanish, but translated.
"I'm sorry that I have hurt a city, a country, a community, without any intention. But I did it. ... I feel like I've betrayed my Latin community. I'm here to say I'm sorry with my heart and my hips. I want to say sorry to all those people who were hurt directly or indirectly. Especially to the Cuban-Americans in Miami."
Guillen has also said that the comments he made were taken out of context and that his comments lost something in the translation from Spanish to English. He claims that the intent of his comments was to express his surprise that someone who hurt as many people as Castro could still be in power, even if it did not come across that way. He has also expressed how embarrassed he is to have put himself and the organization in this situation.
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