Operation Pedro Pan and the Children Who Could Fly

@article{Shnookal2020OperationPP,
  title={Operation Pedro Pan and the Children Who Could Fly},
  author={Deborah Shnookal},
  journal={Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba's Children},
  year={2020}
}
  • Deborah Shnookal
  • Published 9 June 2020
  • Political Science
  • Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba's Children
Chapter 4 considers who initiated the airlift and how it was organized. This chapter suggests parents had many varied motives for sending their children to Miami. After the nationalization of education in Cuba, some Cubans regarded Operation Pedro Pan and the Cuban Children’s Program, which was set up by Father Bryan Walsh of the Catholic Welfare Bureau and funded by the federal government, as a free, all-expenses paid beca (or scholarship) to a U.S. private school. Other parents wanted to…