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

Demetrio Perez Jorcano

General Information
Current Name
Demetrio Perez Jorcano
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Demetrio Perez Jorcano
Age on Arrival
16
Date of Arrival
Sunday, June 3, 1962
Relocated To
47 NE 65 ST
Stayed With
Cousin Ernesto Triolet

Demetrio's Story

I decided to leave Cuba on my own. That decision was crystallized by several incidents that took place after the Castro regime took power. On December 31, 1960, agents from the G2 secret police detain...

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Demetrio, yo salí el 4 de agosto de ese mismo año, pero tenía 11 años. En 1965 me enviaron a España. Al final mis padres no salieron y nunca más los pude ver. Yo estuve secuestrada en casa porque me dejaran sin ir al colegio por miedo. Soy profesora, tuve que trabajar y estudiar, si quise hacer algo bueno por mí. Me alegro que estés bien. Saludos de una Pedro Pan desde Pontevedra, Galicia y hay más por aquí.

Message by Mª, Josefa Enríquez Yebra | Jan 25th 2012

Creo que conoces a F. Laguna.

Message by Carlos W J Bermudez Zayas | May 11th 2010

Demetrio, Jamás pensé que Ud era PP. Un motivo más que nos une. Cuán feliz estará Delia Díaz de Villar de vernos uniéndonos todos como en los dias de Fl City. Ahora falta que Tomasito ponga su historia. Bueno ahora voy a mandarle un "professional message" por el otro lado. Un afectusos saludo. Teresita

Message by Teresita Gonzalez-Angulo | Aug 21st 2009

Demetrio mis hermans y yo vinimos en el mismo vuelo que ud. vino. Y da la casualidad que de todos los day care ctrs que hay en Miami mi hijo escojio, proudly I say, Lincoln Martin on SW 27th avenue, and there my grandson, Jesse, learned a lot. So thank you for creating Lincoln Marti schools and day care ctrs.. Yes those years were painful, but we had to make them good.. Also I am very proud to be here in the great USA !!

Message by Ileana Arriola (Minico) | Jun 18th 2009

Demetrio nosotros viviamos en los mismos apt frente a Grace Methodist Church, y me da gracia porque tu tia te decia DEMETRICO y yo le decia a mi Mama ese nombre es muy grande para darle un diminutivo, bueno pues te dire que mi hija la mayor se caso con un griego y como se llama mi nieto ? Demetrios, pero yo se lo achique a DEE..!! Nosotros caminabamos juntos al colegio EDISON....Saludos

Message by Marta Amalia | May 27th 2009

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