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April 6, 2000 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father of Elian Gonzalez is to arrive in Washington early today, thus setting the stage for a dramatic father-son reunion and an eventual end to a bitter international custody fight that has riveted the world's attention. The announcement that Juan Miguel Gonzalez, accompanied by his wife, Nersy, and their 6-month-old son, Hianny, will travel to the nation's capital to claim Elian was made late Wednesday by attorney Gregory B. Craig minutes after Craig's return from Cuba.
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July 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Elian Gonzalez's father, Juan Miguel, received one of Cuba's top civilian awards for his "heroic behavior" during his fight to bring his son back to Cuba. Gonzalez had tears in his eyes when President Fidel Castro pinned the medal to his suit after a two-hour ceremony. "I have not done anything out of this world," he said. "I have done what any other father would have."
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May 2, 2000 | From Associated Press
Fidel Castro took an active role in May Day festivities for the first time in years Monday, marching in Havana's parade and making a phone call to Juan Miguel Gonzalez, who is fighting to bring his son Elian home to Cuba. The 73-year-old Castro, who has ruled this island for 41 years, guided a sea of chanting, flag-waving men, women and children from Havana's sprawling Plaza of the Revolution to the U.S. Interests Section almost two miles away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2000
I would like to suggest Juan Miguel Gonzalez, the father of Elian, as the next man of the year. This man was offered all types of financial and political incentives and rewards to come to the U.S. and, in effect, renounce his country and political beliefs. I admire him greatly for loving his son and for standing by his principles in spite of all the material incentives offered to him. I wonder if there is a politician in all of Washington who compares to this man regarding integrity and principles.
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February 22, 2000 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A great-uncle of Elian Gonzalez's who favors returning the boy to his father in Cuba has asked a federal court to grant him temporary custody of the 6-year-old. Manuel Gonzalez should be appointed the Cuban child's temporary guardian to comply with the wishes of the child's father in Cuba, attorney Jeffery M. Leving said. "Manuel is the one who has been designated by Juan Miguel Gonzalez. It's in the best interests of Elian," Leving said Monday, three days after filing a motion for custody in U.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2000
I would like to suggest Juan Miguel Gonzalez, the father of Elian, as the next man of the year. This man was offered all types of financial and political incentives and rewards to come to the U.S. and, in effect, renounce his country and political beliefs. I admire him greatly for loving his son and for standing by his principles in spite of all the material incentives offered to him. I wonder if there is a politician in all of Washington who compares to this man regarding integrity and principles.
NEWS
April 17, 2000 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Cuba he became a policeman like his older brother, and then studied to be a physical education instructor. After he, his wife and their two young children got visas to come here in 1984, he worked odd jobs--painting boats and doing body and fender work. Lazaro Gonzalez was never political. He was no community leader. He made no news. But right now the 49-year-old great-uncle of Elian Gonzalez is one of the most talked-about people in America. To the U.S.
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April 27, 2000 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Juan Miguel Gonzalez on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to let him alone speak for his 6-year-old son, Elian, in the child's petition for asylum in the United States. If the court grants Gonzalez's emergency motion, Lazaro Gonzalez--Elian's great-uncle and his father's uncle--would be removed from the petition. And it would clear the way for Juan Miguel Gonzalez to withdraw the legal move intended to keep Elian in this country.
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January 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
Cuban American leaders, encouraged by a lawmaker's bid to keep 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez in the United States while a judge considers his case, said Saturday that they would temporarily halt protests against plans to return the child to Cuba. "We have called for a cautious, temporary hold of the civil disobedience campaign," said Ramon Saul Sanchez, head of Democracy Movement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2000
If the face of communism is Juan Miguel Gonzalez, we should have no fear. It is the faces of thugs--Lazaro Gonzalez comes to mind--that this country must be vigilant against. He became a quivering coward at the sight of others tougher than he. Afterward, he reverted back to his former stance. I can only surmise that he and the sickly girl are angling for book deals and Oprah. With people like this driving the stance of the U.S. policy toward Cuba through several of their cronies in Congress, it is quite apparent the time is now to end the Cuban embargo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2000
If the face of communism is Juan Miguel Gonzalez, we should have no fear. It is the faces of thugs--Lazaro Gonzalez comes to mind--that this country must be vigilant against. He became a quivering coward at the sight of others tougher than he. Afterward, he reverted back to his former stance. I can only surmise that he and the sickly girl are angling for book deals and Oprah. With people like this driving the stance of the U.S. policy toward Cuba through several of their cronies in Congress, it is quite apparent the time is now to end the Cuban embargo.
NEWS
May 2, 2000 | From Associated Press
Fidel Castro took an active role in May Day festivities for the first time in years Monday, marching in Havana's parade and making a phone call to Juan Miguel Gonzalez, who is fighting to bring his son Elian home to Cuba. The 73-year-old Castro, who has ruled this island for 41 years, guided a sea of chanting, flag-waving men, women and children from Havana's sprawling Plaza of the Revolution to the U.S. Interests Section almost two miles away.
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April 27, 2000 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Juan Miguel Gonzalez on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to let him alone speak for his 6-year-old son, Elian, in the child's petition for asylum in the United States. If the court grants Gonzalez's emergency motion, Lazaro Gonzalez--Elian's great-uncle and his father's uncle--would be removed from the petition. And it would clear the way for Juan Miguel Gonzalez to withdraw the legal move intended to keep Elian in this country.
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April 23, 2000 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Janet Reno, the eleventh hour came at 4 in the morning. Tired, exasperated, unable after hours of negotiations to reach a peaceful solution to the impasse over Elian Gonzalez, she sat at her desk in the Justice Department early Saturday and asked half a dozen top advisors whether the time had come to use force. Each of them said yes.
NEWS
April 22, 2000 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno told the father of Elian Gonzalez on Friday that she has made no decision on whether to send law enforcement officials into a small Miami home in Little Havana and forcibly take the boy. "I told him that I could not commit to a particular course of action or timetable," she said, a clear signal that she is still grappling with the best method for ending an international impasse.
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April 17, 2000 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Cuba he became a policeman like his older brother, and then studied to be a physical education instructor. After he, his wife and their two young children got visas to come here in 1984, he worked odd jobs--painting boats and doing body and fender work. Lazaro Gonzalez was never political. He was no community leader. He made no news. But right now the 49-year-old great-uncle of Elian Gonzalez is one of the most talked-about people in America. To the U.S.
NEWS
April 22, 2000 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno told the father of Elian Gonzalez on Friday that she has made no decision on whether to send law enforcement officials into a small Miami home in Little Havana and forcibly take the boy. "I told him that I could not commit to a particular course of action or timetable," she said, a clear signal that she is still grappling with the best method for ending an international impasse.
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January 29, 2000 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The grandmothers of Elian Gonzalez on Friday called on two California Democrats, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Maxine Waters of Los Angeles, as they concluded a week of intense and emotional lobbying to return the 6-year-old boy to his father in Cuba. So far, their campaign is bearing fruit on Capitol Hill. Legislation to declare Elian a U.S. citizen appears stalled, if not dead. Numerous lawmakers from both parties in recent days have declared their opposition.
NEWS
April 6, 2000 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father of Elian Gonzalez is to arrive in Washington early today, thus setting the stage for a dramatic father-son reunion and an eventual end to a bitter international custody fight that has riveted the world's attention. The announcement that Juan Miguel Gonzalez, accompanied by his wife, Nersy, and their 6-month-old son, Hianny, will travel to the nation's capital to claim Elian was made late Wednesday by attorney Gregory B. Craig minutes after Craig's return from Cuba.
NEWS
April 4, 2000 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father of Elian Gonzalez is expected to arrive in the United States--perhaps as early as this week--to take custody of his son in a dramatic step that could signal the end of a bitter international dispute over the 6-year-old Cuban child. During a third full day of talks Monday between attorneys for the boy's Miami relatives and the U.S. government, the focus of discussions shifted to the question of how to transfer custody to Juan Miguel Gonzalez, INS spokeswoman Maria Cardona said.
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