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.

Armando Vizcaíno Álvarez

General Information
Current Name
Armando Vizcaino
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Armando Vizcaíno Álvarez
Age on Arrival
Date of Arrival
Saturday, April 15, 1961
Relocated To
Miami, Fl
Stayed With
Kendall and then Casa Carrion

Armando's Story

Armando left Cuba on April 8, 1961 via Jamaica through KLM. He stayed at Kingston’s YMCA since the Dieses in Kingston had no facilities to house the unaccompanied children at that time. By April 15t...

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Armando nos conocemos desde que teníamos 10 años cuando ibas al colegio en el PISICORRE de BEJUCAL, demás está decirte que para mi ha sido un honor contarte como amigo. FELIZ AÑO NUEVO para ti y toda tu familia.

Message by Ramón Luis de Guzmán Chaple | Dec 27th 2013

Armando, a pesar de que yo te molesto mucho y nos conocemos desde que teníamos 10 años ó menos, siempre he tenido un grán concepto tuyo, fuimos compañero en los Maristas de la Víbora en primaria no nos vimos por muchos años, pero siempre has sido un grán amigo al cual respeto admiro y has sido un excelente hijo, marido, padre y ahora después de viejo abuelo. Tu amigo que te molesta pero te quiere Ramón Luis de Guzmán

Message by Ramón Luis de Guzmán Chaple | Nov 3rd 2013

Armando has uploaded new photos.

Status update | Nov 7th 2012

Vizcaino ... por favor pon mas fotos y los nombres ...Gracias desde Torrance-California

Message by Arturo Bueno | Aug 23rd 2010

Armando, bienvenido! As a Cuban, you have made me proud of your ethics and accomplishments as a Cpa colleague.

Message by Antonio L Argiz Tell | Oct 31st 2009

Armando is being welcomed to his network and saluted by the daughter of a CPA who spent his adult life "haciendo números" and who was was very proud of his profession. Papi hubiera querido saludarte tambien, pero ya mi viejito no está. Espero darte el saludo en persona algún dia. Yolanda

Message by Yolanda Cardenas Ganong | Sep 29th 2009

Armando, bienvenido al website! Ya era hora.......Muy bonitas las fotos que pusiste y que bien que el grupo de San Rafael se vea tan bien y tan unido....un abrazo

Message by Carmencita Romanach | Sep 28th 2009

Mi amigo,que bueno que estas aqui, ahora te puedo ver todos los dias,que lindas las fotos que pusistes pero no se cual eres tu .un abrazo Juanita.

Message by Juanita Garcia | Sep 28th 2009

Hola mi Pedro Pan preferido, how are you? Long time no see!!!! If you have forgotten I am Bertica Ayo. I used to go to breakfast at Versalles about 15 years ago. Besitos to you and your family. Your favorite Pedro Pan

Message by Berta Ayo | Sep 28th 2009

Finally Armando! Welcome to the network! Can't believe it took a lunch date for you to take the time to register! Cariños, Eloísa

Message by Eloisa Echazabal | Sep 28th 2009

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