Cuban Elian Gonzalez (2nd R) speaks to a woman before his speech at the Youth Leftists Festival in Quito, December 12, 2013. Cuban shipwreck survivor Elian Gonzalez turned into an international child ... more 
Cuban Elian Gonzalez (2nd R) speaks to a woman before his speech at the Youth Leftists Festival in Quito, December 12, 2013. Cuban shipwreck survivor Elian Gonzalez turned into an international child celebrity after he was found floating on an inner tube off the Florida coast when he was 5-years-old in November 1999, when his mother and other Cubans accompanying the boy had died trying to get to the U.S. His case quickly became caught up in the political rip-tide of Havana-Miami politics. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja (ECUADOR - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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Thu, Dec 12, 2013 9:08 PM EST