I Love My Child

Elian's father arrives to reclaim his son. A look at Juan Miguel's long quest--and the life that awaits them in Cuba

This is how Elian's fairy tale was supposed to go: the loving father, Juan Miguel, had never been able to signal his true hopes for his son because Fidel Castro had him in chains. But once he broke free and made it to America, once he stepped off the Learjet at Dulles at dawn with his new wife and baby at his side, he would fall to the ground, kiss the tarmac and ask for asylum. Or maybe it would happen Friday morning, safe in the halls of the Justice Department, when he would look Attorney General Janet Reno in the...

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