Currently alive, at 22 years of age.
1993 – Born in Cárdenas Cuba on the 6th of December.
1999 – In November, his mother, and twelve others left Cuba on a small aluminum boat with a faulty engine; Elián’s mother and ten others died in the crossing.
– His father Juan Miguel González-Quintana had telephoned Lázaro from Cuba on the 22nd of November to advise that Elian and his mother were on their way to Miami.
2000 – On the 1st of June, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Elián was too young to file for asylum; only his father could speak for him, and the relatives lacked legal standing. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the decision.
– Elián González returned to Cuba with his father, Juan Miguel González, on the afternoon of June 28th.
2005 – In September, he was interviewed by 60 Minutes. He stated during the interview that Fidel Castro was a friend, and that he considers Castro "not only as a friend but as a father".
2006 – In December, an ill Fidel Castro wasn’t able to attend Elian’s 13th birthday celebration and his brother Raul stood in instead. Elian is now a teenager in high school.