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Mar 1 2000

Castro Wants the Kid Back

Favorite themes of 'Cuban Boy' coverage

Cute Kid! Cruel Communists! Martyred Mom! A Thanksgiving Miracle! Any one of these elements can make for the kind of sensational story the U.S. press craves, but the case of Elián González–the 6-year-old boy rescued at sea on November 25, after his mother and 10 others drowned en route from Cuba–has all these ingredients for overwrought journalism. The result? In the months since the kid with the tragic story and made-for-TV smile first became news, the saga has been a source of often astonishing press coverage. Everyone from politicians to baseball players has rushed to use Elián as a photo […]