Cuban Kids from the 60s Exodus

Hacienda Don Francisco-Pedro Pan of CA-October 1 2016-Cuban Kids from the 60's Exodus.
Hacienda Don Francisco-Pedro Pan of CA-September 26,2015-Cuban Kids from the 60's Exodus. Edit Page
Hacienda Don Francisco-Pedro Pan of CA-September 27,2014-Cuban Kids from the 60's Exodus. Edit Page
Hacienda Don Francisco-Pedro Pan of CA-September 28,2013-Cuban Kids from the 60's Exodus.
Hacienda Don Francisco-September 29, 2012 Pedro Pan of CA-Cuban Kids from the 60's Exodus
Oscar Pichardo - Presentation of Operation Pedro Pan - Marymount College, CA
Hacienda Don Francisco-September 24, 2011 Pedro Pan of CA-Cuban Kids from the 60's Exodus
50th Anniversary Celebration of Operation Pedro Pan
Our Pedro Pan brothers and sisters who are no longer with us
Memorial Mass in honor of Msgr. Bryan O. Walsh and our Pedro Pan who are not longer with us.
Pedro Pan en Central Florida
Hacienda Don Francisco - September 18-2010-Cuban Kids from the 60's Reunion
Comments Received Regarding the Letter to CNBC-Escape From Havana-
Guest Book
Picture Gallery
Other Pedro Pan Links
Estampas de Cuba -- Postcards of Cuba-Los Niños Pedro sin Pan -- The Pedro sin Pan Children-
Letter to CNBC Re: Escape From Havana
Rio Hondo reunion-March 7, 2010-
Habla una madre - Dulce María Iglesias de Martínez -
Hacienda Don Francisco - September 26-2009-Cuban Kids from the 60's Reunion
Poema para el Dia de las Madres- Mother's Day Poem
Our Parents ...
Rio Hondo Country Club-April 26, 2009- Remembering When...Images of our Journey
Hacienda Don Francisco - September 13, 2008- Cuban Kids from the 60's Exodus reunion
Hacienda Santa Maria-March 15,2008
Hacienda Don Francisco, the Gaviña Family Ranch - September 29, 2007
Cuban kids return to Colfax refuge
Rio Hondo Golf Club Reunion-April 22 2007
Contact Information
Our History
Our First Reunion, September 25th, 2005
Our Second Reunion, March 26, 2006
Our Third Reunion, September 9, 2006
Relocation Map and The Florida Camps
Sonia Flew, October 1st, 2006
Agustin Blazquez


Pedro Pan of California

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Dear Pedro Pan,

The purpose of this web page is to keep in touch with those individuals in California and other states who arrived in the USA through the Pedro Pan exodus from Cuba from 1960-1962.


This web site was created in 2005, and resulted in the first  successful event  to unite the Pedro Panes in California. We continue to be successful in our search for our brothers and sisters through these events.

Dear Pedro Pan Family:

On a picture perfect Southern California afternoon over 400 Pedro Pan, family and friends gathered with the Cuban Kids from the 60's Exodus this past Saturday at Hacienda Don Francisco,the Gaviña family ranch. The purple majesty of the San Gabriel Mountains completed the magnificent setting for our 11th Annual of Pedro Pan Reunion.

A splendid afternoon to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and partake in the activities throughout the day, enhanced by the picturesque Southern California setting and the magnanimous hospitality of the Gaviña family.

Not to be missed was the varied selection of pastelitos, empanadas, guayaba con queso, and delicious deserts,which complemented the delicious Cuban cuisine prepared by master chef Tony Hernandez and his crew, while enjoying Mario Candelaria at the guitar and the music of DJ Javier Soto ... Outstanding!

Initiating the festivitiesPedro, Jose, and Leonor, as well asthree generations of the Gaviña family were on hand to extend their hospitality and a warm welcome on behalf of the extended Gaviña family to everyone in attendance.

This year we were blessed and honored by having 7 Pedro Pan Parents joining us for the festive afternoon. It is always a very special moment when we take the time to publicly thank and honor them for their sacrifice and the special gift of freedom which they gave us.

The tradition of the Cuban Kids Pedro Pan reunion and the highlight of every event are the introductions of the Pedro Pan who are attending our reunion for the first time.

The 55Pedro Pan in attendance were not just from all over California but from Nevada, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, and Maryland!This included the six Pedro Pan attending for the first time:Arelis and Luis Alvarez from New Jersey, Miguel de la Torre, Mercedes Velar, and Gilda Orozco from Florida and Southern California’s own Enrique Otero. The Pedro Panfamilydrew together to lend support as they introduced themselves to the Pedro Pan family, a part of the healing process when we share our personal experiences as Pedro Pan with our brothers and sisters.

The closing challenge as always is to get all the Pedro Pan gathered as a group in front the palm tree to take the Pedro Pan group picture. I’m happy to report that once again the Pedro Pan rose to the challenge and the picture taken!

Cuban Kids from the 60s Exodus Statement of Purpose


Provide a social setting where Pedro Pan can gather to share our unique life stories with our families and friends.


Locate and welcome other Pedro Pan, providing friendship and a supportive forum.


Demonstrate in action and words our gratitude to the United States for the gift of freedom and opportunity, while celebrating our rich Cuban American heritage.


Honor and remember the love and courage of our parents, remember Monsignor Bryan O. Walsh, and the many others who, with foresight and courage, risked their career and their lives for ours.


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