Elian Gonzales Elian Gonzales is back in Cuba. The Supreme Court today rejected a final appeal from the Miami relatives of Elian Gonzalez, clearing the way for the six-year-old's return to his homeland. A lower court's injunction keeping the boy in the country expired this afternoon, and Elian and his father promptly flew out of a Washington DC-area airport, later landing in Havana. Elian's return to Cuba marks the end of a bitter international custody dispute that began seven months ago. He was rescued off the coast of Florida after his mother and ten others died trying to reach the United States. NPR's Ted Clark reports.