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Cuba / Elian's Return #435892

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jun 29, 2000
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(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(Havana: John Zarrella) The new focus on US-Cuba relations with the return home to Cuba of six-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez featured; various scenes shown. [Foreign ministry spokeswoman Aymee HERNANDEZ - (thru translator) says Cuba will fight for the return of the United States naval base at Guantanamo; comments on the proposed deal for food and medicine.]

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(Miami: Gary Tuchman) The reaction in Miami to Elian's return to Cuba featured; scenes shown of a cardboard cutout of Elian at his old desk in the Lincoln Marti school. [Cousin Marisleysis GONZALEZ - talks about watching Elian get on the plane; says he looked surprised upon going back to Cuba; believes that Elian will return someday.]

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve; Havana: Lucia Newman) The Cuban government's efforts to keep rallying the people around Elian and Elian's father's view that the boy will not be seen in public limelight discussed.

Meserve, Jeanne;
Newman, Lucia;
Tuchman, Gary;
Zarrella, John

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