Pop Culture: Elian Gonzalez

Elian Gonzalez

It was a miraculous and ultimately heartbreaking story for the ages: How a boy had drifted in the high seas alone after his mother and others who’d boarded a raft in hopes of fleeing Cuba had drowned. How he was kept afloat by dolphins and rescued by a fisherman. How his Miami relatives fought to keep him in the U.S. while his father fought to get him back to Cuba. How the U.S. government raided the house and took him away, sending him back to the island.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.