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.

Vicente O Manso Sanchez

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Vicente O Manso Sanchez
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Vicente O Manso Sanchez
Age on Arrival
Date of Arrival
Tuesday, April 17, 1962
Relocated To
14120 NW 5 Ave, Miami
Stayed With
Gilberto Manso, uncle

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I was only 10 and I remember being in the fishbowl, "La Pecera," right before we left Havana and explaining to the person in charge that my reading glasses were not included in my list of carry-ons. That was the last time I felt oppressed in my life. When I arrived at Miami, with my younger brother and my two cousins, even though my parents had stay behind, I felt a sense of freedom and a great faith in God, that he would bring my parents soon. I was lucky they were able to join me and my brother soon after we arrived. our stay at my uncle's and aunt's was a blessing and all my cousins became brothers and sisters and until today we share this great LOVE for each other. God Bless America.

Message by Vincent Orlando Manso | Aug 10th 2009

Hi Orlandito, I just left this message at your brothers' profile. How are you? I've just received an anonymous message on my message board and its not "kosher" with me. I'm seriously thinking of pulling out of this website. I'm too old and too tired to put up with offensive and derogatory messages towards me. The only thing good that has come out of this PPan Network is hooking back up with my primos and primas, God Bless you all. Love, Jesu

Message by Jesus D Perez Garcia | Jul 26th 2009

Mi hermano he creado un network para los Pedro Pan, pero en este uno puede hacer lo que quiera de su pagina y adornarla como quiera. dejaselo saber a todos que conoces y solo tienen que registrarse en y ahi me encontraran. Es buenisima y bonita pueden poner videos de cada uno o del youtube todo es para mejorar las cosas. Te veo ileana/minico

Message by Ileana Arriola (Minico) | Jul 22nd 2009


Message by Mayra F Manso Campos de Perez | May 28th 2009

Hi Primo... We were blessed in many ways, and still are...would love to see your take of "our story". Love, Ileana

Message by Ileana Manso Kane | May 20th 2009

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