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  • Elian Returns To Cuba
    982 words
    Elian should stay in the United States Elian Gonzalez, a 6 year-old Cuban boy, was found Thanksgiving Day clinging to an inner tube off the coast of Miami after his mother, along with nine other people, drowned while fleeing Communist Cuba in a boat. (Elian Gonzalez Timeline Part I, 1). Since he arrived there has been a lot of controversy over who should have possession of this child. Some of the issues involved include the differences between the laws of the Cuban government and the U.S. govern...
  • Elian's Return To Cuba
    1,198 words
    Was the seizure of Elian Gonzalez from his Miami Relatives in the best interest of Elian. Most Americans think so. According to an ABC News. com poll, 59% of Americans think the boy should be returned to his father and sent back to Cuba. Parental rights have been the number one argument for those in favor of having the boy returned to his father. Senator John Warner of Virginia stated in a letter regarding the Elian case, that unless Elian's father is proven to be totally unfit or unable to care...
  • Voices Including Elians South Florida Family
    628 words
    Emotions run high and opinions run irrational when it comes to the custody status of Elian Gonzalez. Many people insist that Elian will live a miserable life in Cuba because little Elian will not have the freedom that America allows its citizens. Yet at the when these voices, including Elians South Florida family, demand freedom for little Elian, they kidnap Elian from the love and parental guidance Elians father, Juan Miguel, provides. The honor and love felt for Elian from his family in South ...
  • Elian's Miami Relatives
    2,194 words
    The Saga of Elian Gonzalez More and more people sail away from Cuba to the United States every year. The usual reason is to move from Fidel Castro and his rules, although many other reasons are obviously important enough for them to risk their lives; a reason like trying to escape from her ex-husband and landing with tragedy. A choice has to be made while dealing with all of the Cuban frustration: do I live or risk my life along with thirteen others? Among the heart wrenching events which happen...
  • Elian Back
    838 words
    On November 25th, 1999, Elian Gonzalez was found clinging to an inner tube three miles off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale after a boat carrying his mother, stepfather and eleven others apparently sank on its way to the United States. He had been floating in the inner tube for two days and nights, and after being admitted to a hospital he had been found to be in remarkably good shape considering he was without food and water. But the worst was yet to come for Elian Gonzalez. Almost immediately after...
  • Fight For Elian
    421 words
    The swarms of rumors and tons of media coverage form a shaded cloud around one boy, his name Elian Gonzalez. Elian has been crowded by cameras, flashes and political leaders all poking at his future. I believe that Elian should go home to Cuba where he could live peacefully out of the American media's blood hound reporters camera flashes and editorials. Elian's father and his family should be able to come to terms and decide on the fate of this young child. He is just being used as a puppet in t...

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