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Aspen Times Staff

A story in Tuesday’s Aspen Times about the “Day Without Immigrants” boycott and protest rally in Glenwood Springs on Monday misquoted a Carbondale man, Jesus Lopez, about Latino immigration issues.Because of an editing error, Lopez’s printed statement was very different from what he actually said. It left the impression he thought Latinos in general are not good people and should go back to their home countries.The paragraph quoting Lopez should instead have read as follows:”A 12-year valley resident, Lopez acknowledged that there are some Latinos who are not what he called ‘good people,’ and said with some heat, ‘There’s a lot of immigrants, they’re just here for trouble, they just make us look bad,’ referring to drug dealers and other criminals who can be found in the local jails and state prisons. ‘They should not be here. They should go back to their own country.'”In a concluding statement, Lopez said:”‘But there’s a lot of good people, they’re the people who need the help to become citizens.”‘The erroneous quotation has caused significant trouble for Lopez, because it made him appear to be saying he dislikes Latinos, which is not true.The Aspen Times apologizes for its mistake.

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