It's a good thing that more and more Cuban 'Pedro Pan' children are telling their stories

It's an amazing story. It involved children, from 5 to 18 years old.  It happened almost daily in Cuba as parents took their children to the airport, put them on plane and waved goodbye.  My parents looked into it but decided that we would leave together rather than separetely. We now call it "Operation Pedro Pan" and the numbers were staggering, according to Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc: "Over four decades ago, Cuban parents fearing indoctrination and that the Cuban government would take away their parental authority exercised one of the most fundamental human rights: the right to choose how their children would be educated.  From December 1960 to October 1962, more than fourteen thousand Cuban youths arrived alone in the United States. What is now known as Operation Pedro Pan was the largest recorded exodus of Unaccompanied minors in the Western Hemisphere.The exodus of the Cuban children was virtually unknown for over 30...(Read Full Post)

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