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Meeting Elian Part I

Cuba fascinates me! My longtime interest finally led me to travel to the island in 2016 and again in 2018. Next I read the book Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana by Ann Louise Bardach. The book details the back and forth politics between the US and Cuba based on a decade of investigative reporting including interviews with the major players all the way up to Fidel Castro himself. After completing the book, which largely focused on the Elian Gonzalez saga of 1999, my intrigue with the island nation was at an all-time high.  Twenty years have passed since the Elian event. A brief refresher might help. On Thanksgiving Day in 1999, two fishermen spotted an object…

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