Elian Gonzalez Grown Up, Leaves Cuba, Speaks About ‘Uncle Fidel’ 1


The Young Turks has the story Elian Gonzalez Grown Up, Leaves Cuba, Speaks About ‘Uncle Fidel’.

“Fourteen years after he made headlines as the subject of a bitter international custody battle, Gonzalez spoke to CNN on Tuesday.

It’s his first trip abroad since the U.S. government removed him at gunpoint from his relatives’ home in Miami and, after a legal battle, sent him back to Cuba to live with his father.

Gonzalez, who turned 20 last week, was just 6 years old when he was found clinging to an inner tube after the tiny boat he was traveling in from Cuba sank on the way to the United States. Gonzalez’s mother and nine other people in the boat drowned.”* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down, including Cenk’s dramatic confrontation with Elian Gonzalez protesters in Miami during the height of the story


The punchline of course comes at the very end. Semi-spoiler alert, it isn’t about Elian Gonzalez.


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