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.

Read more Miami-Dade stories from the Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category