War over a Poster Boy

A child who escaped Cuba to the U.S. is fought over by relatives, and politicians, in both countries

Five-year-old boys need lots of attention, and little Elian Gonzalez has been getting plenty since Thanksgiving morning, when fishermen found him lashed to an inner tube off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The boy and his mother Elizabet had fled their Cuban town of Cardenas three days before, along with 12 companions, in a small aluminum motorboat, which sank in heavy seas, drowning Elizabet and 10 of the others. After drifting for two days, Elian was rescued in good condition and is being cared for by relatives in Miami. But he cries out at night, fearing that he's being abandoned...

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