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50 Years Later, Cuban-Americans Recall Fleeing as Children
50 Years Later, Cuban-Americans Recall Fleeing as Children
DATE: 2009/01/19::
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Operation Pedro Pan history - 20 mins. with narration
Operation Pedro Pan history - 20 mins. with narration
DATE: 2013/11/20::
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The History of Operation Pedro Pan
The History of Operation Pedro Pan
DATE: 2010/11/30::
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Cuban Kids from the 60
Cuban Kids from the 60's Exodus, Operation Pedro Pan
DATE: 2008/04/12::
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Operacion Pedro Pan // Operation Peter Pan
Operacion Pedro Pan // Operation Peter Pan
DATE: 2015/01/05::
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Tori Amos - Operation Peter Pan
Tori Amos - Operation Peter Pan
DATE: 2010/12/17::
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Operation Peter Pan
Operation Peter Pan
DATE: 2014/12/05::
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2011 LA Film Fest: Operation Peter Pan Q&A
2011 LA Film Fest: Operation Peter Pan Q&A
DATE: 2011/06/24::
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Operation Pedro Pan history - 35 mins. with narration
Operation Pedro Pan history - 35 mins. with narration
DATE: 2013/12/19::
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Operation Peter Pan (comics remix)
Operation Peter Pan (comics remix)
DATE: 2006/07/05::
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Operation Peter Pan
Operation Peter Pan
DATE: 2006/07/05::
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Catholic Church Scandal  Vatican behind  Operation Peter Pan   trafficking 14,000 children
Catholic Church Scandal Vatican behind Operation Peter Pan trafficking 14,000 children
DATE: 2013/07/08::
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Carlos Eire - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
Carlos Eire - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
DATE: 2011/11/26::
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Operation Peter Pan
Operation Peter Pan
DATE: 2009/10/08::
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Operation Pedro Pan Group - Thanksgiving Mass 2012
Operation Pedro Pan Group - Thanksgiving Mass 2012
DATE: 2012/12/17::
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Operation Pedro Pan Extended Exhibition Preview
Operation Pedro Pan Extended Exhibition Preview
DATE: 2015/05/27::
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Victor Andres Triay - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
Victor Andres Triay - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
DATE: 2011/11/28::
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Operation Pedro Pan - The Largest Recorded Exodus of Unaccompanied Minors in the Western Hemisphere
Operation Pedro Pan - The Largest Recorded Exodus of Unaccompanied Minors in the Western Hemisphere
DATE: 2011/05/06::
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Operation Peter Pan
Operation Peter Pan
DATE: 2012/07/06::
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Cuban Kids from the 60
Cuban Kids from the 60's Exodus presentation of Operation Pedro Pan.
DATE: 2011/10/27::
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Maria de la Milera - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
Maria de la Milera - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
DATE: 2011/11/28::
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Carlos Eire - Operation Pedro Pan: 50 Year Perspective
Carlos Eire - Operation Pedro Pan: 50 Year Perspective
DATE: 2011/12/11::
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Thanksgiving Mass 2014 - Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc.
Thanksgiving Mass 2014 - Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc.
DATE: 2015/05/25::
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Rogelio Vizcaino - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
Rogelio Vizcaino - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
DATE: 2011/11/28::
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Thomas Wenski - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
Thomas Wenski - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
DATE: 2011/11/26::
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Dermot O´Brien - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
Dermot O´Brien - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
DATE: 2011/11/28::
27
Part 2 of 2 -Operation Pedro Pan -
Part 2 of 2 -Operation Pedro Pan -
DATE: 2011/11/30::
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Marcos Kerbel - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
Marcos Kerbel - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
DATE: 2011/11/29::
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Party - Gala 2013 - Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc.
Party - Gala 2013 - Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc.
DATE: 2013/12/18::
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Operation Pedro Pan history - 17 mins. with text
Operation Pedro Pan history - 17 mins. with text
DATE: 2013/12/04::
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Juan Clark - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
Juan Clark - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
DATE: 2011/11/27::
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Maria de la Milera - Desayuno Martiano 2013 - Operation Pedro Pan Group
Maria de la Milera - Desayuno Martiano 2013 - Operation Pedro Pan Group
DATE: 2013/01/28::
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Carmen Valdivia - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
Carmen Valdivia - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
DATE: 2011/11/26::
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Thanksgiving Mass 2013 - Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc.
Thanksgiving Mass 2013 - Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc.
DATE: 2013/12/04::
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Maria Argelia Vizcaino - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
Maria Argelia Vizcaino - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
DATE: 2011/11/28::
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Jose Azel - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
Jose Azel - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
DATE: 2011/11/29::
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"Pedro Pan Annual Thanksgiving Gala Celebration!" Operation Pedro Pan 1960-1962 11-17-2012.
"Pedro Pan Annual Thanksgiving Gala Celebration!" Operation Pedro Pan 1960-1962 11-17-2012.
DATE: 2012/11/20::
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Iraida Yocham Añorga - Desayuno Martiano 2013 - Operation Pedro Pan Group
Iraida Yocham Añorga - Desayuno Martiano 2013 - Operation Pedro Pan Group
DATE: 2013/01/28::
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"CRI" Operation Pedro Pan Exodus by Eloísa Echazábal Part 2
"CRI" Operation Pedro Pan Exodus by Eloísa Echazábal Part 2
DATE: 2014/03/20::
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"CRI" Operation Pedro Pan Exodus by Eloísa Echazábal Part 1
"CRI" Operation Pedro Pan Exodus by Eloísa Echazábal Part 1
DATE: 2014/03/20::
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Carlos Jesus Cespedes - Desayuno Martiano 2013 - Operation Pedro Pan Group
Carlos Jesus Cespedes - Desayuno Martiano 2013 - Operation Pedro Pan Group
DATE: 2013/01/28::
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Part 4 of 4 -50th Anniversary Celebration of Operation Pedro Pan
Part 4 of 4 -50th Anniversary Celebration of Operation Pedro Pan
DATE: 2011/05/16::
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Eloy Cepero - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
Eloy Cepero - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
DATE: 2011/11/28::
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Part 3 of 4 -50th Anniversary Celebration of Operation Pedro Pan
Part 3 of 4 -50th Anniversary Celebration of Operation Pedro Pan
DATE: 2011/05/16::
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Operation Pedro Pan 2011.
Operation Pedro Pan 2011.
DATE: 2011/12/01::
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Part 1 of 4 - 50th Anniversary Celebration of Operation Pedro Pan.
Part 1 of 4 - 50th Anniversary Celebration of Operation Pedro Pan.
DATE: 2011/05/16::
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Carlos Eire - Panel  Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
Carlos Eire - Panel Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
DATE: 2011/11/28::
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Armando Valladares - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
Armando Valladares - Operation Pedro Pan: A 50 Year Perspective
DATE: 2011/11/28::
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Part 1 of 2-Operation Pedro Pan-
Part 1 of 2-Operation Pedro Pan-
DATE: 2011/11/30::
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Operation Pedro Pan Friday Night Party 11-16-2012.
Operation Pedro Pan Friday Night Party 11-16-2012.
DATE: 2012/11/20::
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Operation Peter Pan (Operación Peter Pan or Operación Pedro Pan) was an exodus of children during the 1960s from Cuba when Cuban parents feared indoctrination and that the Cuban government would take away their parental authority. What is now known as Operation Pedro Pan was the largest recorded exodus of Unaccompanied minors in the Western Hemisphere. It was supposedly through the works of Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc. that the name Operation Pedro Pan became known throughout the US and the world. Approximately half of the minors were reunited with relatives or friends at the airport. More than half were cared for by the Catholic Welfare Bureau, directed by a 30 year old Irish priest, Bryan O. Walsh. The children from the Cuban Refugee Children's Program were placed in temporary shelters in Miami, and relocated throughout 30 States in the United States.

History[edit]

From December 1960 to October 1962, more than fourteen thousand Cuban youths arrived alone in the United States. In 1962, the US government commissioned a documentary film created for the children who came to Miami, called The Lost Apple. The film named Cuban premier Fidel Castro as being responsible for the parents' non-appearance. According to Torres, then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy approved making the documentary as part of the US government’s campaign against Communism.[1]

On March 12, 1999, the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, ruled in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit filed by Prof. Maria de los Angeles Torres in 1998 that “evacuation of Cuban children turned out not to be a CIA operation at all.”[1] This ruling was based in part on the court’s review of 733 pages of documentation provided to the Court by the C.I.A. and employed by the Court in reaching an earlier decision on December 15, 1998 that “nothing in this Court's review suggests any inappropriateness in the redactive process that has been followed by CIA.” [2]

All the unaccompanied Cuban minors who were part of the exodus, now popularly known as Operation Pedro Pan, call themselves "Pedro Pans" or "Peter Pans".

Aftermath[edit]

Amongst several famous "Peter Pans" is Florida Senator Mel Martinez. Also, Latin musician Willy Chirino, who has cultivated the Miami Sound, and his wife singer/songwriter Lissette Alvarez. The rapper Pitbull's mother and aunt were a part of Operation Peter Pan as well.[2] Once adults, some of the participants created the charitable organization "Operation Pedro Pan Group" to help needy children and preserve the history of the Pedro Pan exodus. Ex-Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge Margarita Esquiroz came to Miami in 1962 as part of Pedro Pan.[3] Original drummer for the heavy metal music band Slayer, Dave Lombardo, discussed how his two older brothers were Pedro Pans (and the effect it had on his family) in a 2014 interview. [4]

In culture[edit]

Carlos Eire describes his experiences in Operation Peter Pan in his memoirs Waiting for Snow in Havana, and Learning to die in Miami.

Yvonne M. Conde, also a Pedro Pan, conducted research and interviews and wrote a book titled "Operation Pedro Pan: The Untold Exodus of 14,048 Cuban Children".

Other Pedro Pans have attempted to weave their memoirs into a broader understanding of not only U.S.-Cuba relations but also Cuban Diaspora-Cuba relations. Román de la Campa's Cuba on My Mind: Journeys to a Severed Nation does this by exploring Cuba's two capitals, Havana and Miami, and the hybrid position of the "one-and-half-generation"[5] as well as by using the Elián González affair as a cipher for understanding how adults in both countries used children to achieve the broader ideological goals of the Cold War and how those goals are faring at the so-called "end of history".[6]

Ana Mendieta is another famous Pedro Pan refugee. She was placed in several institutions and foster homes in Iowa and returned to Cuba several times over the course of her short life to "rediscover" her cultural origins. During her visits, she established contacts with the "Volumen Uno" artists, created works in natural settings, and exhibited at the National Museum in Havana. Her work has also been showcased at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and at the Hirshhorn, a Smithsonian Museum, in Washington DC amongst many other International museums. Some of this information was taken from an article titled "A Tree from Many Shores" published by Art Journal.

Christina Diaz Gonzalez wrote The Red Umbrella (Knopf Young Readers, 2010), a young-adult novel fictionalizing her mother's exile from Cuba as a teenager during Pedro Pan.

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References[edit]

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