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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.
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June 2, 2000 | MIKE CLARY and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The father of Elian Gonzalez took a big step toward returning to Cuba with his son Thursday when a federal appellate panel ruled that immigration officials acted reasonably in denying the 6-year-old child an asylum hearing. The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta was a victory for the Clinton administration in its efforts to resolve the bitter international custody battle. The case has exacerbated tensions between the U.S.
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May 2, 2000 | From The Washington Post
Elian Gonzalez's father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, accused his uncle Lazaro of using "this nation's legal system in an attempt to destroy [his] family . . . [and] to rob Elian of a childhood at his home." He asked a federal appeals court panel to dismiss Lazaro Gonzalez's attempt to overturn government and court rulings that support the father's parental rights.
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May 2, 2000 | From The Washington Post
Elian Gonzalez's father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, accused his uncle Lazaro of using "this nation's legal system in an attempt to destroy [his] family . . . [and] to rob Elian of a childhood at his home." He asked a federal appeals court panel to dismiss Lazaro Gonzalez's attempt to overturn government and court rulings that support the father's parental rights.
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April 12, 2000 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Six-year-old Elian Gonzalez could be reunited with his father today in a hastily arranged meeting in Washington, but the Florida relatives who are expected to accompany the boy do not intend to relinquish custody, a Cuban American advocacy group said late Tuesday. The Cuban American National Foundation, which helped arrange the meeting, said that Elian and his great-uncle, Lazaro Gonzalez, were planning to leave Miami this morning for the flight to Washington.
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March 10, 2000 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys representing the Miami relatives of Elian Gonzalez insisted in federal court Thursday that the 6-year-old has the right to apply for political asylum even though U.S. immigration officials have ruled that he should be returned to his father in Cuba. "The future of a child who has suffered extraordinary trauma is at issue," said Kendall Coffey, a former U.S. attorney here and one of several lawyers representing Elian's great-uncle, Lazaro Gonzalez, who wants to keep the boy in the U.S.
NEWS
April 28, 2000 | ESTHER SCHRADER and MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Elian Gonzalez has cost the Department of Justice more than $578,000 since the boy was rescued at sea on Thanksgiving Day, federal officials said Thursday. But that cost pales in comparison to the amounts being spent by private groups and individuals with an interest in the boy's fate and by Miami area law enforcement agencies, which have struggled for months to control demonstrations and protests outside the home of the boy's Miami relatives.
NEWS
June 2, 2000 | MIKE CLARY and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The father of Elian Gonzalez took a big step toward returning to Cuba with his son Thursday when a federal appellate panel ruled that immigration officials acted reasonably in denying the 6-year-old child an asylum hearing. The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta was a victory for the Clinton administration in its efforts to resolve the bitter international custody battle. The case has exacerbated tensions between the U.S.
NEWS
April 23, 2000 | From Associated Press
When it comes to drama, distance doesn't matter. The story of 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez has captivated international audiences: a shipwreck that killed his mother, a distraught father, a family feud and a resurgence in Cold War politics. On Saturday, when the Associated Press picture of a federal agent in riot gear holding an automatic rifle as Elian cowered in the arms of a friend was broadcast around the world, interest around the globe surged.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2000
It was so moving to see Elian Gonzalez finally reunited with his Cuban father. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno and President Clinton did the right thing. You do not go to the house of kidnappers without guns in your hand. I am glad to see that the child is no longer being psychologically abused by crazy Marisleysis and money-hungry Lazaro Gonzalez. Are they coming to Hollywood to make money and cash on Elian? HILDA BOLDEN Los Angeles The good news. In a time of peace and prosperity, it is often difficult to judge the presidential timber of candidates to our highest office.
NEWS
April 28, 2000 | ESTHER SCHRADER and MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Elian Gonzalez has cost the Department of Justice more than $578,000 since the boy was rescued at sea on Thanksgiving Day, federal officials said Thursday. But that cost pales in comparison to the amounts being spent by private groups and individuals with an interest in the boy's fate and by Miami area law enforcement agencies, which have struggled for months to control demonstrations and protests outside the home of the boy's Miami relatives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2000
It was so moving to see Elian Gonzalez finally reunited with his Cuban father. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno and President Clinton did the right thing. You do not go to the house of kidnappers without guns in your hand. I am glad to see that the child is no longer being psychologically abused by crazy Marisleysis and money-hungry Lazaro Gonzalez. Are they coming to Hollywood to make money and cash on Elian? HILDA BOLDEN Los Angeles The good news. In a time of peace and prosperity, it is often difficult to judge the presidential timber of candidates to our highest office.
NEWS
April 23, 2000 | From Associated Press
When it comes to drama, distance doesn't matter. The story of 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez has captivated international audiences: a shipwreck that killed his mother, a distraught father, a family feud and a resurgence in Cold War politics. On Saturday, when the Associated Press picture of a federal agent in riot gear holding an automatic rifle as Elian cowered in the arms of a friend was broadcast around the world, interest around the globe surged.
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.
NEWS
April 12, 2000 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Six-year-old Elian Gonzalez could be reunited with his father today in a hastily arranged meeting in Washington, but the Florida relatives who are expected to accompany the boy do not intend to relinquish custody, a Cuban American advocacy group said late Tuesday. The Cuban American National Foundation, which helped arrange the meeting, said that Elian and his great-uncle, Lazaro Gonzalez, were planning to leave Miami this morning for the flight to Washington.
NEWS
March 10, 2000 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys representing the Miami relatives of Elian Gonzalez insisted in federal court Thursday that the 6-year-old has the right to apply for political asylum even though U.S. immigration officials have ruled that he should be returned to his father in Cuba. "The future of a child who has suffered extraordinary trauma is at issue," said Kendall Coffey, a former U.S. attorney here and one of several lawyers representing Elian's great-uncle, Lazaro Gonzalez, who wants to keep the boy in the U.S.
NEWS
March 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A Florida cousin caring for Elian Gonzalez, the 6-year-old Cuban at the center of a custody battle between the United States and Cuba, was taken to a hospital in Miami suffering from stress, her father said. Marisleysis Gonzalez, 22, was overwhelmed by the strain of the custody fight, her father Lazaro Gonzalez, told a television station.
SPORTS
February 20, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
An agent for four Cubans who defected last year with hopes of signing professional baseball contracts has withdrawn his threat to take Major League Baseball to court to have his clients declared unlimited free agents. Gary D. Fidler, a Woodland Hills lawyer, said after the players complete their petition for political asylum, he plans to arrange a special tryout in Florida, to be followed by a lottery to determine which team can negotiate with each player.
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