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Legacy of Operation Pedro Pan

Cuban leader Fidel Castro, 1959

Cuban leader Fidel Castro, 1959

Miami
Saturday, July 12, 2014

From 1960 to 1962, the U.S. government aided Cuban parents in sending their children to the U.S. in order to escape the rise of the Castro regime. In this program, author Anita Casavantes Bradford discusses the legacy of the mission, known as Operation Pedro Pan. She explains the differing interpretations of the children’s exodus in the U.S. and Cuba, and how the 2000 custody battle over Elian Gonzales reignited debate over Operation Pedro Pan. 

 

Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 10:57am (ET)

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