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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 19, 2014
By United Press International
Elian Gonzalez criticizes US, praises Cuba's progress

Elian Gonzalez criticizes US, praises Cuba's progress

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Elian Gonzalez, the child famous for being at the center of an international custody battle between Cuba and the United States in 2000, made headlines as he traveled for the first time outside of Cuba and granted an interview with CNN.
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Elian Gonzales rips U.S. embargo, says life in Cuba 'magnificent'

Elian Gonzales rips U.S. embargo, says life in Cuba 'magnificent'

QUITO, Ecuador, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The boy at the center of an international custody battle that saw him return to Cuba to live with his father had sharp words for the U.S. Cuba policy.
Elian Gonzalez makes first trip out of Cuba after 2000 return

Elian Gonzalez makes first trip out of Cuba after 2000 return

Dec. 9 (UPI)-- Elian Gonzalez has left his native Cuba for the first time since his 2000 return to the country after a high-profile custody battle between the United States and Cuba.
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Elian legacy may haunt Obama in Miami

Elian legacy may haunt Obama in Miami

MIAMI, June 24 (UPI) -- Political analysts say the ties between members of Barack Obama's campaign staff and the Elian Gonzalez matter will cost Obama votes in Florida.
Elian Gonzalez joins young communists

Elian Gonzalez joins young communists

HAVANA, June 16 (UPI) -- Elian Gonzalez, whose Miami relatives lost a battle to keep him in the United States, has joined Cuba's Young Communist Union, a Cuban newspaper says.

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WAX2000041301 - 13 APRIL 2000 - MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA: Elian Gonzalez raises his finger to accentuate his point that he does not want to go back to Cuba, April 13, in his great uncle's house in Miami. Image taken from video. jr/jr/UNIVISION UPI
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The custody and immigration status of a young Cuban boy, Elián González (born December 7, 1993), was at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, González's father, Juan Miguel González Quintana, González's other relatives in Miami, Florida, and in Cuba, and Miami's Cuban American community.

González's mother had drowned in late 1999 while attempting to leave Cuba with her son and her boyfriend to the United States. The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) initially placed González with paternal relatives in Miami, who sought to keep him in the United States against his father's demands that González be returned to Cuba. A federal district court's ruling that only González's father, and not his extended relatives, could petition for asylum on the boy's behalf was upheld by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. After the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case, González returned to Cuba with his father in June 2000.

Hostility between Cuba and the United States has been persistent since soon after the Cuban Revolution. During that period, a considerable number of Cubans have tried to leave for the United States covertly, seeking better economic, social or political conditions. This emigration is illegal under both Cuban and U.S. law; any Cuban found at sea, attempting to reach U.S. shores, will be deported by the U.S. Coast Guard or if discovered by Cuban police, ostracized and prohibited from most Cuban institutions. U.S. policy has evolved into the current "wet feet, dry feet" rule: If a Cuban is picked up at sea or walking toward shore, he/she will be repatriated by force. If he/she can make it to shore ("dry feet"), he/she is permitted to make a case for political asylum.

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