The dramatic and relatively short stay of Elian Gonzalez in the United States caught the attention of the entire nation. What started out as an incredible rescue from the Gulfstream turned into an international child custody case with profound results! Other than considering it a contemporary divine miracle as categorized by the news media, the survival of Elian itself does raise some doubts, as do some of the subsequent events that followed. The author's narrative of the actions and decisions taken by Attorney General Reno and the Clinton Administration, unfold an unspoken scenario. Throughout the pages of this book are found many thought provoking questions the reader must answer. Did the Department of Justice conduct this affair in it entirety under the rule of law? Did the Gonzalez family in Miami break the law when they ignored the INS order to return the child to them? Could this be a sham cunningly perpetrated by Fidel Castro? Could the outcome of the 2000 Presidential election have been one of the consequences of the way the Elian case was handled? Read this book and reach your own conclusions.
Cesar Guerra came to the United States in June of 1962 during the early mass Cuban political exodus. He and his American-born wife have three children and have lived in South Florida since 1970. Now retired, he dedicates his free time to writing. His novel Hijacked to Havana was published in 2001.