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US-Cuba Relations / Elian's Custody Case / Reno #191602

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 13, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The tragedy and circus of the story of six-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez introduced; scenes shown of crowds in Miami.

(Miami: Ron Claiborne) Today's wait for the government's next move against Elian's Miami family reviewed; scenes shown of demonstrators outside the Miami house. [Cuban-American singer Gloria ESTEFAN - says offer the father sanctuary.] [Attorney General Janet RENO - says we will enforce the law in a reasonable way.] [Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex PENELAS - calls for calm.] The appeals court injunction preventing the removal of Elian from the United States noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Justice Department: Linda Douglass) The next legal moves by the Reno and Justice Department and the reaction of Elian's father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, discussed; scenes shown of Juan giving the finger.

(White House: John Cochran) Reno's personal involvement in Elian's case examined. [RENO - says it is a human tragedy; recalls her decision on Waco, Texas.] [On Nightline, former solicitor general Walter DELLINGER - says Reno's is an extraordinary undertaking.] [President CLINTON - says Reno should make the decision from Miami.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) "Nightline" coverage of the Elian case noted.

Claiborne, Ron;
Cochran, John;
Douglass, Linda;
Jennings, Peter

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