The Elian Gonzales Learn to Read Program

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Five year old Elian Gonzales escaped from Cuba on a raft with his mother 20 years ago. His mother drowned but Elian made it to Miami Beach. Relatives took Elian in and cared for him. But Elian’s escape displeased Fidel Castro and became an international incident. So Attorney General Janet Reno sent him back. At gunpoint.

What’s that got to do with Bernie Sanders? Well, Bernie recently praised Castro’s Cuban literacy program. While disavowing authoritarian behavior he allowed, “I think teaching people to read is a good thing.”

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