Perhaps this one can be filed under yes, it's true, Latinos are not all alike: The Venezuelan-born manager of the Miami Marlins, Ozzie Guillen, was suspended for five games after making positive comments about Cuban socialist leader Fidel Castro in a recent interview with Time magazine.
The 85-year-old Castro, who took power in 1959 and only recently handed the reins to his younger brother, is a reviled dictator among Cuban immigrants, a sentiment that runs deep in Miami and has been passed along to subsequent generations of Cuban Americans. But he's admired by some in other Latin American countries; among his fans is Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, who recently had cancer surgery in Cuba.
Which begs the question: If Guillen managed a team in, say, Los Angeles, what would the reaction to his comments be? From a Christian Science Monitor story today: