Can One Little Boy Make A Difference?

With Elian's return, Havana may be learning to see a kinder, gentler Yanqui

As Elian Gonzalez's grandmas informed us this year, their clan sometimes displays affection by nibbling on each other. So when Elian's grandfather Juan Gonzalez scooped the boy into his arms last week at Havana's Jose Marti Airport, he kissed him and joyfully urged him, "Bite my ear, hard!" Elian shyly buried his head in Juan's neck, then revealed to his Cuban kin why he couldn't chomp on his abuelo's lobe: he had lost his two front baby teeth during the final weeks of his seven-month-long stay in the U.S.

But Fidel Castro is much more concerned with what the world-famous six-year-old...

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