Message from Pedro Pan Eloísa Echazábal. Below the link to the Miami Dade College announcement dated July 8th regarding the upcoming Freedom Tower exhibit about the Cuban exile experience. This exhibit will be launched in mid-September. The first exile focus will be on the Pedro Pan exodus. Most of us who reunited with our parents in Miami remember visiting the Freedom Tower for the services the U.S. government made available to the newly arriving Cuban exiles. The Pedro Pan exhibit will last about two years. Miami Dade College and The Miami Herald Media Company invited me to collaborate with them when the plans were first developed about two years ago, and I was ecstatic with the opportunity. Also collaborating with their memorabilia and photos are Operation Pedro Pan Group Inc.organization, Barry University Archives and Special Collections, University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection and Florida International University Libraries. As soon as the next official announcement comes out, I will forward. In the meantime, I would like to let you know that a "collecting day" is being planned for Saturday, July 26th, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Freedom Tower. This is the day when Pedro Pans will have the opportunity to bring memorabilia regarding our Pedro Pan days to be loaned to the exhibit. Required receipts and documentation will be available there. Courtesy parking on the open lot across the street south of the Tower. Entrance on N.E. 5th street. Just let the attendant know you are coming to the Tower to bring your items. This is a great opportunity to showcase our experience. Again, as additional announcements are released, I'll forward. http://www.mdc.edu/main/news/articles/2014/07/mdcand_the_miami_herald_media_company_to.aspx

Jose A. Gonzalez Guardado

General Information
Current Name
Jose A. Gonzalez Guardado
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Jose A. Gonzalez Guardado
Age on Arrival
14
Date of Arrival
Tuesday, May 15, 1962
Relocated To
Camp Matecumbe/Carpa de Jose Luis
Stayed With
See above/Catholic Welfare Bureau

Jose A.'s Story

I am originally from Sta. Clara where I attended Los Maristas and Gonzalez del Valle schools. In 1960-61 I went into hiding due to the "Alfabetisación project" and spent time moving from my home tow...

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jose he estado lellendo todo los escrito yo tambien soy de santa clara despues de 48anos fui en marzo y trigo fotos del instituto del parque tambien veo que mencionan ave tonta que tipos ahi te mando mi email

Message by zoila sanchez | Sep 22nd 2010

Jose A. says: Looking for Richard (Ricardo) R Alonso who attended St. John Bosco High in Bellflower Calif. in 1965

Status update | Jun 7th 2010

Jose, no he sabido más de tí, me dijiste que me contactabas cuando llegaras a tu casa. No tengo tu información directa. Un abrazo Pedro

Message by Pedro leon | Aug 15th 2009

PS, Se me olvido decirte que mi madre estudio en Gonzalez de Valle y siempre esta quoting a Antolin Gonzalez del Valle.

Message by Carmen Valdivia | Aug 8th 2009

Hola Jose, veo que eres de Santa Clara y que fuiste a los Maristas. Yo tambien soy de Santa Clara e iba a las Teresianas. Me imagino que debemos de tener muchas amistades en comun pero lo que mas me llamo la atencion es que mencionaste La Boca y presumo que es la Boca en Trinidad. Mi abuelo paterno cuando se retiro se fue a vivir a la Boca y alli pasaba el dia pescando que era lo que mas le gustaba hacer. Nunca he dado con nadie que conosca la Boca y sin embargo recuerdo unas playas muy bellas alli especialmente una que creo que se llamaba el ojo del Toro y se bajaba por hueco en el piso, una vez alli era una especie de cueba. Si la conoces dejamelo saber. Me encanta lo que estas haciendo con la iglesia de mi Virgencita tocalla, recuerdo la iglesia aunque yo iba al Buen Viaje que es donde nos daban los comprobantes para llevar al colegio los lunes. No digas muy alto que eres de Santa Clara pues por ahi hay algunos Matanceros que lo toman a mal. Me gustaria saber mas de tu obra, Cariños, Carmen

Message by Carmen Valdivia | Aug 8th 2009

JOSE, YO SOY MARIO CARVAJAL (EL MONO) AVE TONTA ESTUVO CONMIGO EN WICHITA,KANSAS DESPUES QUE YO ME FUI EN EL `66 MAS NUNCA SUPIMOS NADA DE EL. SALUDOS.

Message by Mario Carvajal Sanchez | Jul 30th 2009

Jose mi nombre es FERNANDO COLLADO Henry Rodrigues [ el musico] me dijo que tu sabes el lugar donde viven JORGE Y JAVIER ACEVEDO [ LA HURRACAS] si es posible mandame los detalles que yo hase muchos anos que los esoty buscando a los dos ya que ellos y yo estuvimos juntos en MATECUMBE Y en FLORIDA CITY. GRACIAS. MI CELLULAR ES 847-533-0152 y mi profile esta en aqui mismi como el tuyo . gracias FERNANDO COLLADO

Message by Fernando L Collado Gonzalez | Jul 30th 2009

Hola Jose veo que eres de Santa Clara, yo curse estudios en Santa Clara tambien, dime si las Urracas que tu mencionas en tu profile, son Javier y Jorge Acevedo que estuvieron con nosotros en Matecumbe en el 1962, Mira en mi profile y ahi veras unas fotos de ellos. Henry.

Message by Henry/Enrique Rodriguez (EL MUSICO) | Jul 30th 2009

Coño, mi hermano, al fín te encontré otra vez. Soy Pedro León tu amigo de Sta. Clara. email me at leonloan@hotmail.com or call me (562)760-929

Message by Pedro León | Jul 30th 2009

Well Jose, you were lied to because the only home for Cuban kids in Wichita Kansas was the Mariana Home. There were never any Hurracas there as I was there from 61 to 68 and met every single Cuban that lived there (over 100). It was no where near an "Orfelinato", most kids that went through there were extremely successful in life. I am glad that you did ok in California but I would never let anyone think that was our Father Kocour did in Wichita was nothing but great for so many Cuban kids. So tell the Hurracas to tell you a different story. Good luck to you.

Message by Jorge | Jun 7th 2009

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