A Brief History of the Elian Gonzalez Saga

Photo Brief History: Elian Gonzalez anniversary
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A Miraculous Survival
On Thanksgiving Day 1999, 5-year old Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez is discovered floating in an inner tube by fishermen off the coast of Florida. Two days prior, a small boat carrying his mother, Elizabeth Brotons, and at least 10 others, capsized in the waters between Cuba and the United States.

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