Skip to comments.Former Cuban castaway Elian Gonzalez recalls his connection with Fidel Castro: 'Fidel was everyone
Posted on 11/27/2016 10:30:50 AM PST by ColdOne
full title............Former Cuban castaway Elian Gonzalez recalls his connection with Fidel Castro: 'Fidel was everyone's friend'.................................. Tweet email
Elian Gonzalez the Cuban boy who was found floating off the coast of Florida in 1999, sparking an international custody dispute recalled his friendship with former president Fidel Castro, who died Friday at age 90.
Gonzalez, 22, spoke to Cuban state media in Spanish on Saturday, reflecting on his experiences with Castro. He recalled the leader attending his sixth-grade graduation when Castro told an audience about their friendship.
"At first, it was an extraordinary honor, but also a heavy load," he said, according to ABC News. "It was years later that I realized that I had a commitment because I was Fidel's public friend. But Fidel was everyone's friend ... F
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Well, what can you say about Elian Gonzalez today? He was raised with communist propaganda, and lives in a police state. What else can he say? He certainly can’t be critical of Castro.
Maybe someday, when Cuba becomes free, Elian will be able to learn to think freely, and will appreciate the sacrifice his mother made to try to get him to freedom all those years ago.
I guess he’s ignorant of those facts...or purposefully ignoring them as he’s not unexpectedly being used as a political prop
The Daily News is really striving to top the journalistic standards set by Pravda, I see.
He may be too far gone.
Did Elian know he was solely used for propaganda purposes? Without having been in the USA, he would have been just another kid in the cane fields.
Elian was doomed as soon as the Clintoons returned him to Papa Fidel. The most evil thing they ever did.
I just drank to that.
Waco was the most evil thing they did...this was also towards the top of the list.
Maybe he’s hoping to be in Fidel’s will
Meanwhile Cuban Americans are still celebrating.
Who controls Cuba after Raul dies???
****Does Elian know fidel died being the 7th richest man in the world?****
Power and profit. Who else comes to mind?
That is why we need term limits and Trump’s legislation on ‘no lobbying by elected officials’ after leaving office. Their salaries and retirement benefits should be reduced as well - that way we will know they are really committed to ‘public service’ and the Constitution.
However....someday, if not sooner, he'll realize he can cash in big time if he comes to the states and becomes a lefty TV celebrity....and we'll see him making big bucks on the Beltway media and speechifyin' circuit.
It’s a shame Fidel didn’t live long enough for Elian to fall out of favor with him so Elian could learn what his mother died trying to protect him from.
I’d just repeatedly tell him his “”mother died”” trying to free him and her from communism, which he has lovingly adopted now, and escape a murderous POS dictator, whom he idolizes now...... Then kick him in the balls and tell him to get a f’n clue et cetera.
Um, I now trust Pravda more than the NY Times, Washington Compost, CNN, etc. Pravda actually appears to have SOME standards...
I think Fidel had 9 kids. I expect a bloodbath as they fight it out.
It’s easy to be “everybody’s friend” when you kill everyone you disagree with. After awhile none of them are left.
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