A little, five-year-old Cuban
boy who made headlines in 1999
by surviving the trip to Florida
in an inner tube
. His mother died to get him to Florida, but she made the mistake of naming him a name that sounded far too much like the word, alien
in English, and having him fathered by a man who would have nothing to do with Elián until being Elián's father was suddenly very patriotic.
If Elián González wasn't named a name that sounds like alien
in English, maybe the feds
wouldn't have been so obsessed with sending him home, or scared him into going back to Cuba by shoving an assault rifle in his face.