Elián González: 10 years since returning to Cuba

  • November 26, 2009: Delfin Gonzalez, uncle of Elian Gonzalez, talks about Casa Elian. Elian Gonzalez's memorabilia is found throughout Casa Elian, the house turned museum, where FBI agents seized Elian Gonzalez. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ / PHOTO BY BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ

  • June 28, 2000: Juan Miguel Gonzalez and son Elian wave as they board their jet at Dulles International Airport. PABLO MARTINES MONSIVAIS / AP FILE PHOTO

  • March 4, 2000: Elian Gonzalez, 6, talks to his pet rabbit, as he plays on his swing set. CM GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • January 21, 2000: Marisleysis Gonzalez, cousin of Elian Gonzalez, talks with members of the media. ROBERTO KOLTUN / EL NUEVO HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • April 22, 2000: Elian Gonzalez, is held in a closet by Donato Dalrymple, one of the fisherman who rescued the boy from the ocean, right, as government officials search the home of Lazaro Gonzalez for the young boy. ALAN DIAZ / AP FILE PHOTO

  • March 22, 2000: Elian Gonzalez arrives from school. JEFFREY BOAN / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • June 28, 2000: Olga Garcia, who camped out daily across from Elian's house when he still lived there, cries upon realizing that the boy is going back to Cuba Wednesday. NURI VALLBONA / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • April 22, 2000: Elian Gonzalez is removed from his home by government officials in a pre-dawn raid. WILFREDO LEE / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Oct. 20, 2004: Cuban President Fidel Castro speaks to Elian Gonzalez in Santa Clara before a speech to celebrate Cuban Culture Day. JOSE GOITIA / AP FILE PHOTO

  • April 11, 2000: Elian Gonzalez, 6, poses in front of a mural at his home in Miami. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • April 18, 2000: Elian Gonzalez covers his ears to block out noise from the crowd as he watches his uncle Lazaro fly a kite. NURI VALLBONA / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • April 20, 2000: 76-year-old Acela Carrillo gives praise for the court decision keeping Elian Gonzalez in the country. She was in a crowd of supporters in front of Elian's Miami relatives' home. PATRICK FARRELL / Miami Herald File Photo

  • April 22, 2000: Elian Gonzalez, center, is removed from his home in a predawn raid by government officials, Saturday, April 22, 2000, in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. WILFREDO LEE / AP FILE PHOTO

  • November 26, 2009: Delfin Gonzalez, uncle of Elian Gonzalez, talks about Casa Elian. Elian Gonzalez's memorabilia is found throughout Casa Elian, the house turned museum, where FBI agents seized Elian Gonzalez. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ

  • November 26, 2009: Delfin Gonzalez, uncle of Elian Gonzalez, talks about Casa Elian. Elian Gonzalez's memorabilia is found throughout Casa Elian, the house turned museum, where FBI agents seized Elian Gonzalez. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ

  • April 4, 2000: Felix Sierra, Lazaro Hernandez, and Miguel Alejandro hold their ground in front of Elian's house Tuesday after rumors circulated that he was going to be taken away. NURI VALLBONA / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Jan. 5, 2000: Elian Gonzalez plays soccer at his house with a new look. HECTOR GABINO / El Nuevo Herald File Photo

  • November 26, 2009: Delfin Gonzalez, uncle of Elian Gonzalez, talks about Casa Elian. Elian Gonzalez's memorabilia is found throughout Casa Elian, the house turned museum, where FBI agents seized Elian Gonzalez. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ

  • November 26, 2009: Delfin Gonzalez, uncle of Elian Gonzalez, talks about Casa Elian. Elian Gonzalez's memorabilia is found throughout Casa Elian, the house turned museum, where FBI agents seized Elian Gonzalez. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ