Elian Gonzalez saved at sea, causes Cuban-American tensions

December 17, 2014 5:49 PM

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Elian Gonzalez saved at sea, causes Cuban-American tensions

When Elian Gonzalez was 5 years old, he survived a dangerous trip from Cuba to Miami. Tensions between Cuba and the U.S. aroused when his father demanded his son back into his custody.

His mother and stepfather drowned trying to reach the United States, but 5-year-old Elian Gonzalez survived two days at sea by clinging to an inner tube and made it to Miami.

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