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Manny speaks!

DENVER Two days after his speech was scotched because he wasn't feeling well, Miami Mayor Manny Diaz is taking the stage at the Democratic National Convention.

He mixed Spanish and English -- and never really endorsed Barack Obama, though he gave a nod to a country where a boy named "Manuel" and one named "Barack" can prosper.

"Now is our time to restore the dream," he said. "A nation where you are not judged on the language you speak, but the words spoken; not by the color of your skin, but the content of your character; a nation where a 6 year old, like Barack, like Manuel, can have access to opportunity, the audacity of hope, the reality of the dream. A nation where future generations will be able to proclaim that we left them a world better than we received."

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