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US-Cuba Relations / Elian's Custody Case / Cardenas, Cuba #191585

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 12, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The question of whether Attorney General Janet Reno can bring the custody case involving six-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez to a close introduced; scenes shown of Reno in Miami to meet with Elian and his Cuban-American relatives.

(Washington: Linda Douglass) Reno's hope to get the relatives to come to Washington, DC, to bring the boy to his father, Juan Miguel, featured. [Father's attorney Gregory CRAIG - criticizes the delay in getting Elian to his father.] Reno's alternative plans discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Miami: Ron Claiborne) The family's gradual acceptance that Elian will go back to his father featured; scenes shown of Elian going to Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin's house. [Barry University President O'LAUGHLIN - says the family is becoming more reconciled.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Cardenas: Morton Dean) A return visit to Elian's hometown of Cardenas, Cuba, featured; scenes shown from the "Elian Room" in the city museum and from across the city to illustrate the economic problems.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of the Gonzalez case on Nightline noted.

Claiborne, Ron;
Dean, Morton;
Douglass, Linda;
Jennings, Peter

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