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  • Elian Gonzales was just 6 years old when his mother died in an attempt to bring him to Florida in 1999. He became the subject of a fierce custody battle between the United States and Cuba before he was brought back to live with his father in Cardenas. He was interviewed by ABC News, in his first American TV interview since he was 11, and talked about his life with correspondent Jim Avila. Pictured: Elian looks out to the water as he tells ABC that he loves the sea and doesn't "see a reason to fear it."
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  • Elian with his fiance, Ilianet Escano, who he met 8 years ago and started dating in high school. He proposed on Feb. 14th during a surprise party he threw for her.
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  • Cubans move through a street in Cardenas, Elian's home town, nearly 100 miles from Havana.
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  • Elian Gonzalez is pictured with his father, step mother, three brothers and fiance.
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  • Elian lived in his grandmother's home after returning from the United States.
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  • Elian Gonzalez with his father, grandfather and uncle at his birth home.
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  • A plaque in front of Elian's grandmother's home says that he survived the mafia of Cuban-Americans in Miami.
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  • Jim Avila speaks with Elian Gonzalez about his memories of crossing to America.
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  • Camera rolls on an exclusive interview with Elian Gonzalez and his father Juan Miguel.
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  • ABC's Jim Avila speaks with Elian Gonzalez and his father Juan Miguel in an exclusive interview.
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  • Juan Miguel, Elian's father, serves up Pina Coladas at his job as a bartender - the same job he had before the international custody battle.
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  • Elian Gonzalez with members of his family, including his dad, at his birth home.
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  • Elian Gonzalez looks to the sea where his mother was lost.
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