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Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-130) and index. Upheavals in Cuba - Pedro, a priest, and a plan - Crises and resentments - More upheavals - Airlifts and boat lifts - "Los Marielitos" - Balseros - Prolonged concerns
Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-130) and index. Upheavals in Cuba - Pedro, a priest, and a plan - Crises and resentments - More upheavals - Airlifts and boat lifts - "Los Marielitos" - Balseros - Prolonged concerns. Considers the various ways children have escaped from Communist Cuba and found refuge in the United States through different plans set up to help them, from the early 1960s to today.
From Operation Pedro Pan, a movement during the time of the Cuban missile crisis when 14,000 Cuban children were smuggled out of Cuba to escape Communism, through to the Elian Gonzales situation, this is an engaging look at the concerns and successes of Cubans who have grown up in the .
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Operation Peter Pan (or Operación Pedro Pan) was a mass exodus of over 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban minors to the United States between 1960 and 1962. Father Bryan O. Walsh of the Catholic Welfare Bureau created the program to provide air transportation to the United States for Cuban children. The operation was the largest mass exodus of minor refugees in the Western Hemisphere at the time. It operated covertly out of fear that it would be viewed as an anti-Castro political enterprise.
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Leaving Cuba - From Operation Pedro Pan To Elian
Leaving Cuba - From Operation Pedro Pan To Elian. In the early 1960s-40 years before Elian Gonzalez was found tied to an inner tube off the Florida coast-more than 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children arrived in the United States through a clandestine airlift program known as Operation Pedro Pan. Unable to get their own visa waivers, many Cuban parents chose to send their children abroad (with the help of . church and government groups) rather than subject them to the uncertainty of Fidel Castro's new Communist state.
Forty years after Operation Pedro Pan ended, I was at Havana's Jose Martí International Airport after spending .
Forty years after Operation Pedro Pan ended, I was at Havana's Jose Martí International Airport after spending almost a month reporting from the communist island in 2002. As I waited for my plane back to Miami, I browsed the dinky airport's gift shop. There, behind the glass, was another example of the Cuban regime's Orwellian doublespeak in a glossy book that attempts to twist a life-saving, humanitarian program for thousands of Cuban children into a ''terrorist'' .
Case of Elian Gonzalez looses flood of memories and emotions for alumni of so-called . The Pedro Pan operation unfolded around Christmas 1960, when a homeless Cuban refugee child appeared in the office of the Rev. 'The Miami Cubans, they either came to the United States with their families, or were reunited with them very quickly,'' Mr. Pavelo said. 'They don't understand. Bryan Walsh, who was the director of Catholic Charities in Miami.
The Pedro Pan Operation ended on October 22. .
The Pedro Pan Operation ended on October 22, 1962 when the Cuban Missile Crisis stopped commercial flights between Havana and Miami. Although family reunions began as early as after the arrival of the first group of Pedro Pan children to arrive in Miami, other families that could not leave Cuba for the United States before the Cuban Missile Crisis had to wait until Freedom Flights from Havana to Miami began in December 1, 1965.
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