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Elian Gonzalez

Cuban-Americans Behaving Badly, or, the Cayman in Winter

Alfred J. López | Posted 03.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Alfred J. López

I believe that had such a biography appeared 30 or even 20 years ago, the reception would have been much uglier, if only because first-generation exiles, the hardest of the hardliners, would have been alive in greater numbers.

USAID's Twitter Trojan Horse

Sarah Stephens | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

This is President Obama's chance to rethink his administration's support for the regime change programs that should have been retired with the fax machine.

Elian Gonzalez Leaves Cuba For First Time Since 2000 Custody Fight

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 12.11.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — Elian Gonzalez, the young Cuban boy who survived a boat sinking and became a political football during the 2000 U.S. presidential camp...

Florida, Pretends It Is The Year 2000 As Our "Elian Gonzalez Equivalents" Get Deported

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 03.27.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Will the Hispanic Republicans in Florida continue to drive a wedge that goes against what most Latinos are in support of?

Cuban Raft Survivor Elian Gonzalez Turns 18

AP | Posted 02.05.2012 | World

HAVANA -- Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy who survived a perilous raft journey that killed his mother and became a symbol of troubled relations between ...

Fidel Castro Returns

GlobalPost | Nick Miroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA, Cuba -- Fidel Castro's return has been almost as complete as his absence. When he fell ill and nearly died four years ago, Castro disappeared ...

Elian Gonzalez Shown Attending Cuba Youth Meeting In Photos

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) HAVANA — Cuba has released photos of one-time exile cause celebre Elian Gonzalez wearing an olive-green military school uniform and attendi...

Using Elian Gonzalez to Earn a New Apartment

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

For many, finally getting their own home encouraged them to commit themselves even more to the official discourse and their public stance moved a little closer to unconditional support.

Goldman Brazilian Nightmare Over: Father and Son Finally Reunited

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thane Rosenbaum

Before we luxuriate too comfortably in the Hallmark happy ending of the Goldman father-son reunion, let us not forget that in custody battles, fathers are routinely treated as second-class citizens.

How About a Little Coverage of the Millions of At-Risk Kids Not Trapped in a Balloon (or Hiding in the Attic)?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Who knew the media were so "deeply worried" about the welfare of children? As it turns out, their concern only extends to children in certain circumstances -- such as when they are thought to be in a runaway balloon.

GOP Expands Planned Attacks On Eric Holder

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans have requested information about Attorney General nominee Eric Holder's role in the Elian Gonzalez controversy as part of a broad p...

Neanderthals At Fox News Resurrect Elian Gonzalez In Latest Effort To Undermine Obama (Seriously)

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Fox News ran a breaking story last night in which they claimed Attorney General-designate Eric Holder was even more involved in the Elian Gonzalez matter than previously believed.

Barack Obama, Comunista y Terrorista? / Communist and Terrorist?

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul Appell

The U.S. doesn't have to embrace Cuba at this time, but we do need to engage, because if we don't evolve too, history won't absolve us. Obama understands this.

Elian Gonzalez Joins Cuba's Youth Communist Union

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Cuban boy at the center of an international custody battle eight years ago has joined Cuba's Young Communist Union. President Fidel Castro, left,...