This was one of Fidel's biggest worldwide victories. The War for Elian Gonzalez was heard throughout the world. La Familia Cubana de Miami and Cubans in general came out looking like "dirt". Many Cuban Democrats didn't vote for Gore as payback for the Democrats having "taken" Elian back to Cuba with his father (voto de castigo). That of course, contributed to Bush winning, with consequences like the war in Iraq and you know the rest. Excellent documentary.
The international custody battle over six-year old Elian Gonzalez triggers a political earthquake in Miami-Dade County in 2000, swaying the outcome of the presidential election.
October 27, 2020