Cuban Kids from the 60s Exodus

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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
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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
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Our History
Our First Reunion, September 25th, 2005
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Our Third Reunion, September 9, 2006
Relocation Map and The Florida Camps
Sonia Flew, October 1st, 2006
Agustin Blazquez

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Hacienda Santa Maria - YOUTUBE pictures- Part I of II

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Dear Pedro Pan Brothers and Sisters

Leaden skies, pouring rain, even untypical Angeleno cool temperatures could not cast a pall on the late afternoon preparations for the upcoming Cuban Kids from the 60s Exodus Pedro Pan mixer celebrating Cuban Americans excelling in the Arts.

Raul and Leila Acevedo and Estela Bueno

California magic did not fail as the skies cleared and the stars lit up the classical old world Spanish décor of stunning Hacienda Santa Maria the home of our gracious hosts for the evening Aner and Rebecca Iglesias.

The evening progressed with the social hour as the guests arrived and camaraderie established as the order of the evening. Then it was time for serving of the superbly prepared Cuban fare. Over 250 Pedro Pan and guests were seated to enjoy the delicious lechon asado and chilindrón de chivo!


After the sumptuous meal, Sergio Diaz conducted a brief program. Our hosts Aner and Rebecca Iglesias were presented with a clock by the Cuban Kids from the 60s Exodus, symbolizing the time that stood still for us Pedro Pan as we waited to be reunited with our parents.

The brief program concluded by presenting a pin of the Cuban Kids logo and certificates of appreciation to the numerous members of the Cuban American performing arts and artistic community attending as special guests.


Marissa Chibas, Emiliano Diez, Marie Curie, Oscar Torre


Maria Conchita Alonso


Efen Besanilla, Odallys Garcia, Ruben Rabasa, Geno Silva


Jorge Pinos, Orestes Matacena, Spinoza


Camilo Vila, Xiomara Ortiz, Romina Espinoza


Raul de Cardenas, Mercedes Guzman, Maria Teresa Diaz


and Julio Mechoso whose picture was not available

The revelry continued as the evening was filled with music, dancing and general high spirits. The special surprise of the evening was the introduction to the gathered guests of the legendary singer Lucho Gatica, a fine and gracious gentleman who brought back memories of our younger days when we would listen to his golden voice.

As always, one of the highlights of our get-togethers was the self introduction of the Pedro Pan attending the event for the first time. A very emotional moment as they share their Pedro Pan experience with their fellow brothers and sisters.


Cuban Kids from the 60’s Exodus would like to thank you for attending our celebration of the Arts with our fellow Pedro Pan and Cuban artists and making it a memorable occasion!