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US-Cuba Relations / Elian's Custody Case / Cardenas, Cuba #192015

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 09, 2000
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) The turbulent week in the custody battle for six- year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez introduced.

(Bethesda, Maryland: Linda Douglass) Counting down towards the turning over of Elian from the Miami relatives to his father featured. [Attorney General Janet RENO - says the exchange can be worked out.] [Attorney for Miami relatives Spencer EIG - outlines the conditions.] [On NBC, deputy attorney general Eric HOLDER - comments on the options.] [Miami Mayor Joe CAROLLO - says federal agents will be protected.] [Elian's rescuer fisherman Sam CIANCIO - says Juan Miguel loves his son.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson; Miami: Ron Claiborne) The Miami family's last ditch efforts to retain custody of Elian and the health problems for Elian's cousin Marisleysis Gonzalez discussed.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Cardenas, Cuba: Morton Dean) Elian's hometown of Cardenas, Cuba, visited; scenes shown to illustrate the difficult living conditions in the neighborhood; details given of Elian's celebrity status in Cardenas.

Claiborne, Ron;
Dean, Morton;
Douglass, Linda;
Simpson, Carole

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