The 21-year-old held back tears while remembering Castro as a father figure.
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La foto de Elián cuando las autoridades federales se lo llevaron de la casa de sus familiares en la Pequeña Habana le dio
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
Twenty-one-year-old Elian Gonzalez wants to return to U.S. – as a tourist http://t.co/BHagUFaskY pic.twitter.com/PWY0rQUITj
Cuando el pescador Donato Dalrymple tomó en sus brazos a Elián González la madrugada del 22 de abril de 2000 pensó que era
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.
El padre de Elián, Juan Miguel, desde La Habana, reclamaba a su hijo y el gobierno de Fidel Castro organizó protestas pidiendo
Will the Hispanic Republicans in Florida continue to drive a wedge that goes against what most Latinos are in support of?
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.
Senate Republicans have requested information about Attorney General nominee Eric Holder's role in the Elian Gonzalez controversy
Fox News ran a breaking story last night in which they claimed Attorney General-designate Eric Holder was even more involved in the Elian Gonzalez matter than previously believed.
The U.S. doesn't have to embrace Cuba at this time, but we do need to engage, because if we don't evolve too, history won't absolve us. Obama understands this.
The RNC has been pushing hard to keep the name of Obama's second appointment to the VP vetting committee, Eric Holder, in the headlines.