Pop Culture: 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.