Elian Gonzalez, who became the center of an international custody battle that ended with a Miami raid by federal agents and riots, wants to visit the United States and wants the American people to know he loves them.
It was 15 years ago when the battle over Elian Gonzalez set off an international custody battle–and South Florida was smack in the middle of it.
Anti-Castro protesters took to the streets of Miami on Saturday to voice their resistance to the president’s plan to normalize relations with Cuba.
Three men convicted of spying in the United States and returned to Cuba as part of an agreement, stood in front of members of the Cuban parliament and received a standing ovation on Saturday.
News of American contractor Alan Gross’ release and the administration’s change to U.S. policy toward Cuba has swept through the streets of Little Havana.
Alan Gross wasn’t the only American returned during Wednesday’s historic prisoner swap with the Cuban government. An unidentified spy, with massive intelligence information at the highest levels of the Cuban government, was also exchanged.
The “Cuban Five,” three of which were released Wednesday, refers to intelligence agents whose so-called “Wasp Network” operated in Florida in the 1990s.
It was 2008 in the peak of hurricane season, when the fourth storm to hit Haiti in month delivered a devastating blow.
In his first trip outside of Cuba since 2000, Elian Gonzalez denounced the U.S. embargo against Cuba at a youth conference in Quito, Ecuador.
Elian Gonzalez the Cuban boy who survived a boat sinking during his journey to South Florida but was later taken at gunpoint by US agents from Miami relatives, took his first trip overseas since being reunited with his father in Cuba back in 2000.