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Elian Leaves U.S. for Cuba

June 28, 2000

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Elian Gonzalez’s American saga ended Wednesday with a Supreme Court order clearing the boy’s return to Cuba and settling a custody battle tinged with anti-communist passions in the United States.

Elian’s father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, thanked the American people and government for their support as he took his son aboard a chartered plane en route to Havana.

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