Monday, December 26, 1960: Operation Pedro Pan begins

Operation Pedro Pan was a program under which children were sent from Cuba to the United States, where they would receive education and care. It was operated by the Catholic Welfare Bureau of Miami and financed in part by the U.S. government. More than 14,000 children made the journey between December 1960 and October 1962, when the Cuban Missile Crisis brought an end to commercial flights between the two countries.

* pedropan.org: @
* Miami Herald site (stories and database): @
* "Operation Pedro Pan: The Untold Exodus of 14,048 Cuban Children" (book): @
* "Escape from Havana: An American Story" (CNBC video): @

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