Cuba's Elian Gonzalez hopes for family reconciliation

Cuba's Elian Gonzalez hopes for family reconciliationElian Gonzalez, who was once at the center of an international custody battle between his Cuban father and relatives in Miami, has held out an olive branch to his family living in the United States. The 23-year-old was just six when the vessel carrying his mother and others capsized off the coast of Florida in November 1999, leaving Elian — who was able to grab onto a car inner tube — the sole survivor. Speaking in an interview with CNN that was broadcast Thursday ahead of a documentary by CNN Films that re-examines his story, he said he’d like to put the bitter past behind him.

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