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Cuba’s Elian Gonzalez now a bearded college graduate

Elián González in an interview with ABC News in May 2015.
Elián González in an interview with ABC News in May 2015. Courtesy

Elian Gonzalez, the young Cuban boy at the center of a tense 2000 international custody battle that became a cause celebre and raised tensions on both sides of the Florida Straits, is a college graduate.

Cuban government website Cubadebate said Friday that the now 22-year-old Gonzalez received his diploma in industrial engineering from the University of Matanzas.

Cubadebate said he read a letter from his class to former leader Fidel Castro at the graduation ceremony in which the newly minted professionals promised “to fight from whatever trench the revolution demands.”

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