Caught in a Trap?

To keep Elian Gonzalez from being returned to his father, Miami's Cuban exiles are threatening violent resistance

Biographer Tad Szulc calls Cuban President Fidel Castro a "master at the game of letting his enemies trap themselves." And the aging dictator believes he has his archenemies, Miami's Cuban exiles, right where he wants them in the custody battle over six-year-old Elian Gonzalez. Ever since Elian was rescued from the Atlantic last Thanksgiving and handed to relatives in Miami--who refuse to send him back to his father in communist Cuba--the exiles have dared Castro to let the dad, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, come to Miami to get the boy himself. Their bet was that Castro wouldn't risk the the dad's defection....

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