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US-Cuba Relations / Elian's Custody Case #188992

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 27, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Miami: Ron Claiborne) The fight over the custody of six-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez the day after his meeting with his two grandmothers featured. [Elian's cousin Marisleysis GONZALEZ - comments.] [Sister Jeanne O'LAUGHLIN - says Elian would have a better chance in the US.] [Cuban legislature president Ricardo ALARCON - comments.] [Elian's grandmother Mariela QUINTANA (thru translator) says we have to save the child.] The status of the lawsuits updated.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The vying for political support by Elian's Florida relatives and his grandmothers introduced.

(Washington: John Martin) Elian's relatives and the politicians featured; scenes shown of the family members on Capitol Hill. [Marisleysis GONZALEZ - comments.] [Representative Tom DeLAY - says Elian's freedom should be protected.] The reasons why some Republicans are backing off a pro-citizenship stance noted. [Senator Chuck HAGEL - says this political nonsense should be stopped.] [Majority leader Senator Trent LOTT, Speaker of the House Dennis HASTERT - comments on the citizenship proposals and the immigration laws.]

Claiborne, Ron;
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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