Elian had harsh words for the United States on Tuesday as he recalled his mother's deadly journey.
"Just like her, many others have died attempting to go to the United States. But, it's the U.S. government's fault. Their unjust embargo provokes an internal and critical economic situation in Cuba."
"But, despite that, Cuba, even with all its problems has progressed over the years. The progress we've made is all thanks to Cuba's courage, our dignity, our continued fight for a more just model." (CNN)