The Family Feuds

The fight for Elian gets uglier, but the grandmas may have an answer

It's never smart for a parent embroiled in a child-custody dispute to fantasize publicly about mass murder. It's especially unwise if you're Juan Miguel Gonzalez, father of six-year-old Elian Gonzalez, and your custody battle has become an international human-interest story and cold war political struggle. But longing and frustration had clearly taken a toll last week when Juan Miguel, 31, let loose a harangue from Cuba in an interview with ABC's Nightline. While angrily demanding the return of Elian, who has been living in Miami with relatives since fishermen rescued him from the Atlantic on Thanksgiving Day, the boy's father suggested...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!