Road to be named after Operation Pedro Pan

 

Miami Herald Staff

A stretch of a Miami-Dade street will be renamed in honor Operation Pedro Pan, the 1960s exodus that spirited 14,048 unaccompanied children out of Fidel Castro’s Cuba to Miami.

Operation Pedro Pan Avenue will be unveiled on June 14th by Miami-Dade Commissioner Esteban Bovo Jr. The ceremony, open to the public, will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Hialeah, in the stretch that will be renamed at West 12th Avenue between 44th and 49th Street.

The children who took part in the exodus, now adults in their 50s and 60s, have been working in recent years to highlight and preserve the history of the mission that brought them clandestinely to America between 1960 and 1962.

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