Operation Pedro Pan

May 14, 2009 3:01 AM

Pedro Pan was born of fear, human instinct to protect children

Children's exodus captured in database at MiamiHerald.com/pedropan Daring, painful escapes from Cuba to the United States are not unique: Camarioca in 1965, Freedom Flights through 1973, the 1980 Mariel boatlift and the 1994 balsero exodus boosted the Cuban exile population to about two million. But the most poignant refugee wave remains Operation Pedro Pan -- the secret, two-year-long effort to get unaccompanied minors out of Cuba and away from Communist indoctrination...

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