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Mar
01
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 […]