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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