Elian Gonzalez: Castro Was a Father Figure-Turned-Friend

Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban castaway boy rescued off the coast of Florida in 1999 by a pair of sport fishermen, spoke fondly of Fidel Castro on Saturday, describing the late former Cuban leader as a father figure who became a friend.
0:46 | 11/28/16

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Elaine Gonzales as you know became the face of the US Cuba relations as a child the little boy who survived a perilous trip to Florida by boat. His mother dying on that journey. And this is the image many remember of Gonzales an armed US agent taking their then six year old from his Miami relatives. The incidents ended an international custody drama Fidel Castro push for Gonzales return to Cuba. Now at age 22 he calls Castro a father figure who became a fret. Feel it. Infidelity began to be that father like all who starred office father's. But the difficult thing is for a father to become a friend. Gonzales says he last spoke with Castro a few years ago he has since become a member of Cuba's ruling Communist Party.

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