Elian Gonzalez - What Happened NPR's David Welna reports on the controversy over Attorney General Janet Reno's decision to take Elian Gonzalez from his Miami relatives by force. Accounts from the Justice Department and the Miami relatives differ on whether they were on the verge of an agreement when government agents came in and seized the boy in a pre-dawn raid Saturday. Reno and other administration officials assert that up to the last minute, the Miami family had continued to refuse to transfer custody of Elian to his father. But attorneys for the family and one of the mediators claim that that issue had been decided and that last minute details were being worked out when government agents burst into the home.
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Elian Gonzalez - What Happened

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Elian Gonzalez - What Happened

Elian Gonzalez - What Happened

Elian Gonzalez - What Happened

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's David Welna reports on the controversy over Attorney General Janet Reno's decision to take Elian Gonzalez from his Miami relatives by force. Accounts from the Justice Department and the Miami relatives differ on whether they were on the verge of an agreement when government agents came in and seized the boy in a pre-dawn raid Saturday. Reno and other administration officials assert that up to the last minute, the Miami family had continued to refuse to transfer custody of Elian to his father. But attorneys for the family and one of the mediators claim that that issue had been decided and that last minute details were being worked out when government agents burst into the home.