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Introduction

Deborah Shnookal

in Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba's Children

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401551
eISBN:
9781683402220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401551.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The story of Operation Pedro Pan (or Operation Peter Pan) and the Cuban Children’s Program remains a highly contested one, still regarded in Miami as an urgent humanitarian “rescue” mission while in ... More


Cuba’s Monumental Children: Operation Peter Pan and the Intimacies of Foreign Policy

Karen Dubinsky

in Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049106
eISBN:
9780813046709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049106.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Between January 1961 and October 1962, over 14,000 Cuban children under the age of 16, unaccompanied by their parents, departed Cuba for Miami. “Operation Peter Pan” was a clandestine scheme ... More


Conclusion: Ambassadors, Soldiers, or Spies?

Deborah Shnookal

in Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba's Children

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401551
eISBN:
9781683402220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401551.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book concludes that by the time the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred in October 1962, Operation Pedro Pan had largely served its purpose in the U.S. covert action program and propaganda war against ... More


An Uphill Battle: The Contentious Politics of Return

Iraida H. López

in Impossible Returns: Narratives of the Cuban Diaspora

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061030
eISBN:
9780813051307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061030.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 1 provides the necessary historical background to migration and return. It offers a summary of postrevolutionary migration waves, concise information on the Operation Pedro Pan, the policies ... More


Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba's Children

Deborah Shnookal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401551
eISBN:
9781683402220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401551.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This in-depth examination of one of the most controversial episodes in U.S.-Cuba relations sheds new light on the program that airlifted 14,000 unaccompanied children to the United States in the wake ... More


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