The 21-year-old held back tears while remembering Castro as a father figure.
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Now, Gonzalez said, he doesn't agree with what his mom did, but he thanks her for saving his life in that perilous sea voyage
I believe that had such a biography appeared 30 or even 20 years ago, the reception would have been much uglier, if only because first-generation exiles, the hardest of the hardliners, would have been alive in greater numbers.
This is President Obama's chance to rethink his administration's support for the regime change programs that should have been retired with the fax machine.
HAVANA, Cuba -- Fidel Castro's return has been almost as complete as his absence. When he fell ill and nearly died four years
"Young Elian Gonzalez defends his revolution in the youth congress," read the headline over Monday's photo posted on Cuba
For many, finally getting their own home encouraged them to commit themselves even more to the official discourse and their public stance moved a little closer to unconditional support.
Before we luxuriate too comfortably in the Hallmark happy ending of the Goldman father-son reunion, let us not forget that in custody battles, fathers are routinely treated as second-class citizens.
How About a Little Coverage of the Millions of At-Risk Kids Not Trapped in a Balloon (or Hiding in the Attic)?
Who knew the media were so "deeply worried" about the welfare of children? As it turns out, their concern only extends to children in certain circumstances -- such as when they are thought to be in a runaway balloon.