NPR logo

Cuban Families Who Flee

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Cuban Families Who Flee

Cuban Families Who Flee

Cuban Families Who Flee

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Tom Gjelten reports that the case of 6-year-old Elian Gonzales is just one of thousands of cases in which Cuban families have been split apart when one parent has fled the island and left a spouse and children behind. Another prominent case is that of Jose Cohen, who left Cuba by boat and reached Miami five-and-a-half years ago. Cohen's wife, three children and his parents were subsequently issued U.S. visas, but Cuba's government has not given those family members permission to leave Cuba.