Thursday, September 27, 2007

Judge rules for Cuban father

The Houston Chronicle

Sept. 27, 2007, 10:47AM

By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ AP Hispanic Affairs Writer

MIAMI — The father of a 5-year-old Cuban girl at the center of an international custody battle did not abandon her despite failing to contact her for months, a judge ruled Thursday.

The case now moves into a second phase in which Circuit Judge Jeri B. Cohen must rule whether the girl should live with her father, Cuban farmer Rafael Izquierdo, 32, or stay with her foster parents in Miami.

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