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Operation Pedro Pan : the untold exodus of 14,048 Cuban children

Author: Yvonne M Conde
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A volunteer approached a little girl at Miami International Airport and noticed a sign pinned to her dress. It read, "My name is Carmen Gomez I am five years old. Please be good to me." That five year old left Cuba in one of the world's largest political exoduses of children in history - Operation Pedro Pan. Between 1960 and 1962 more than 14,000 children were sent out of Cuba alone by desperate parents who feared
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yvonne M Conde
ISBN: 041592149X 9780415921497
OCLC Number: 40738929
Description: xiv, 248 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Adios Cuba: 1959-1960 --
2. Adios Cuba: 1961-1962 --
3. Cuban Children's Program, Miami: 1960-1961 --
4. Operation Pedro Pan, Cuba: 1960-1962 --
5. The Temporary Shelters in Miami --
6. Assimilation and Adaptation: When Pedro Became Peter --
7. Orphanages: It's the Hard-Knock Life --
8. Life with the Joneses --
9. Flight of Innocence --
10. From No Hablo Ingles to I Don't Speak Spanish --
11. Reunion with Parents --
12. The Children in the Sixties and Seventies --
13. The Children Today --
App. 2. The Republic of Cuba in 1958.
Other Titles: Untold exodus of 14,048 Cuban children
Responsibility: Yvonne M. Conde.

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This book investigates the events and key figures surrounding the exodus, including the roles of the Catholic Church and the State Department, and the extent of the CIA's involvement.  Read more...

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