Wanna Feel Old…Elian Gonzalez, Now 21 Wants To Visit The USA…..

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  1. teehee

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    Cuba's Elian Gonzalez ponders return visit to U.S.
    AP8:13 p.m. EDT May 18, 2015
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    HAVANA (AP) — Elian Gonzalez, who spent months with his Florida relatives as a Cuban child at the center of an international custody dispute, said in an interview broadcast Monday that he'd like to return to the United States for a visit.

    Now 21, Gonzalez told ABC News in an interview that if he could visit anywhere, it would be the U.S.

    Gonzalez thanked the American people for the love they showed him during the custody battle 16 years ago, and said he would like to go back "to give my love to the American people."

    He said he'd like to see a baseball game, visit Washington museums and talk to Americans.

    "I could personally thank those people who helped us, who were there by our side. Because we're so grateful for what they did."

    ABC's images of Gonzalez captured over several days showed him first with a beard, then clean-shaven.

    Gonzalez is a local celebrity on the island and was a military cadet when he was in his late teens. He is now studying industrial engineering at the university in the Cuban province of Matanzas, west of the capital. According to the interview, he recently became engaged to be married.

    He was just a few weeks shy of 6 when his mother, Elizabeth Brotons, died at sea in 1999 while trying to take him to the U.S.

    Gonazlez survived by clinging to an inner tube and was rescued on the high sea, eventually ending up with Florida relatives who fought to keep him in the United States.
     
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    That kid really wants to be shoot.
     
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    I was obsessed with Marisleysis back in the day. She was in the news last week, her current husband was caught in the Miami Beach Police racism sting...lol.
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    Why would he want to come here ? Michael Moore said Cuba was a paradise .
     
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    He needs spare parts for the 1965 family car. Jay Leno's Garage is on the itinerary.
     
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    When my uncle used to hide in the closet with me, no one came to get me.
     
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    Uncle Paul ?
     
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    that guy wasn't even an Uncle. He was the fisherman that found him. Weirdest wackadoo story ever.
     
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    Tragedy what happened to his mom, but speaking as a dad, that kid should never have been taken away without his consent, no matter whether or not he was a Castro-loving Commie. Elizabeth must have realized that her actions would have resulted in the father likely never seeing his son again. The government did the right thing... although they sure did it in the wrong way.

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    If I hooked that while I was fishing, I would catch and release.
     
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    I was obsessed with her name. "Marisleysis" - what a great name!
     
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    Janet Reno sending in Jack booted thugs to kidnap this kid and send him back to a communist shithole

    Another fucking black eye for this country
     
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    Now THIS is a fucking museum. (just down the street from my apartment btw)
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    PETA sends in the swat team to rescue some mistreated kittens
     
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    I never thought about this until now. How was a photographer in position to even take this picture?????????

    Are we being pranked again?
     
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    This picture haunted me for a long time. Actually, I wish I hadn't clicked on this thread, and seen it again. :(

    My son is the same age as Elian, and watching all this unfold on the news at the time used to break my heart. This image had me sobbing, almost uncontrollably, because all I kept thinking about was MY baby being in a situation like that.

    I know, I can't help it, it's "mom stuff." :oops:
     
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    I would use it for shark bait . Why not ? I could make a buck selling the shark fin to some Chinese
     
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    Holy crap! I had that EXACT thought when I opened this thread. I don't know why that never occurred to me before, but today when I saw this picture, my first thought was, "How/why was the photographer already IN the room?!"