Maria D Carbon Vazquez

General Information
Current Name
Maria D. (Lolita) Zito
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Maria D Carbon Vazquez
Age on Arrival
11
Date of Arrival
Monday, April 9, 1962
Relocated To
CWB Florida City
Stayed With
Joe & Connie Fernandez, Albuquerque NM

Maria D's Story

I am an only child, just 11 years old when I arrived in Miami on a Monday and left exactly one week later on a flight bound for Albuquerque, NM.

I remember very little of that one week in Florida,...

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I wish I could be able to talk to more people that can understand what my father went through. I only have his story. but I wish I could bring together people that have gone through this!!

Message by Pauline | Jan 24th 2014

I think my father was a part of this. He doesn't want to admit this

Message by Pauline | Jan 23rd 2014

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Status update | Dec 20th 2010

Hello, Lolita: Your story is very nice precisely because it has such a nice ending. You sound like a positive person who was made stronger by the setbacks and never lost your good nature. I am happy to salute you as a PP sister. My brother and I were in a foster home in Albuquerque between '63 and '64, so we were there at the same time as you. I graduated from Valley High School. Like you, I also learned to appreciate the New Mexican cuisine with my foster family. I like it still. Welcome to the memory revival this network provides. Un abrazo, Yoli Cardenas

Message by Yolanda Cardenas Ganong | Jun 25th 2010

Dear Lolita: Welcome to the PPN. Thank you for taking the time to share your Pedro Pan story. I'm very glad to know that your story had a happy ending. Apparently, judging by your story and countless other stories filed with the PPN, there were many wonderful American families who looked after us. I often wonder if they've ever been given proper recognition. I'm also glad to know you've remained good friends with your foster sister all these years. I take it your parents arrived on the "Vuelos de la Libertad," which lasted from Dec 1965 till Aug 1971. A little known fact that is often overlooked is that the late President Johnson in the "Memorandum of Understading" signed between the U.S. and Cuba, requested that Pedro Pan parents be given priority for purposes of family reunification. In fact, when the flights began in late 1965 there were 1,448 children in the U.S. Program for Unaccompanied Cuban Refugee Children and two years later, by the end of 1967, the number had been reduced to 375. Thank you once again. God bless you and your loved ones! Your Pedro Pan brother, José Antonio Amaro Reyes

Message by Jose Antonio Amaro Reyes | Jun 25th 2010

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Status update | Jun 25th 2010

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Status update | Jun 25th 2010

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