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US-Cuba Relations / Elian's Custody Battle #392963

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 20, 2000
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Byron Pitts) Continuing efforts to get 6-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez back to his father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, reported; details given of public pleas from Juan Gonzalez for the return of his son. [GONZALEZ (thru translator) - says he loves his son.] [Miami Mayor Joe CAROLLO - says he opposes returning Elian to his father.] [President CLINTON - says Elian should be returned.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Maureen Maher) Controversy concerning the court ruling that Elian can apply for asylum in spite of his age reported. [GONZALEZ (thru translator) - says he is the only one who can speak for his son.] [Georgetown University Law Center David COLE - explains a condition for asylum.] [University of Miami Alan DELAMATER - says young children do not have the ability to make life-changing decisions.] [Soviet emigre Walter POLOVCHAK - says Elian can know the difference between the United States and Cuba.]

Maher, Maureen;
Pitts, Byron;
Rather, Dan

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