A Brief History of the Elian Gonzalez Saga

Photo Brief History: Elian Gonzalez anniversary
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A day following his Nov. 25 rescue, Elian is transferred from a hospital into the care of his great uncle Lazaro Gonzalez and his cousin Maryslesis. On Nov. 27, Elian's biological father begins to demand the return of his son to Cuba, though Gonzalez makes the case that the boy would be better served in America.

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