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Operation Pedro Pan

The exodus of 14,000 children from Cuba to the U.S.: December 1960 - October 1962

upcoming / recent events

Film Screening and Discussion 

Friday, September 15, 2023 | 7:00 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus Graham Center, Rm. 150 

Good Things Will Come (No Hay Mal Que Por Bien No Venga) - Director: Janelle Bosek

REGISTRATION is required for this free event: Register here.

Image: Flyer for film screening by director Janelle Bosek

Good Things Will Come website



Book Presentation by FIU Cuban Research Institute

Friday, May 12, 2023 | 7:00 PM | American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora, 1200 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145

Cuando Sali de Cuba (When I Left Cuba), by authors Remberto Perez and Maria Perez

Image: Flyer for book presentation by authors Remberto Perez and Maria Perez


 Image: Flyer for book presentation by author John Gronbeck-Tedesco


Book Presentation by FIU Cuban Research Institute

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL

Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles, by author David Powell


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Book Information, click here: 

Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles, by David Powell, March 2022.



Operation Pedro Pan 60th Anniversary Special Magazine Edition of Diario Las Americas


This special magazine, published fall 2021, honors those that came through Operation Pedro Pan on their 60th anniversary. It includes interviews with many prominent Pedro Pans, such Eduardo Padron, Willy Chirino and Lissette Alvarez, Armando Codina, Tomas Regalado, and many, many more.

The magazine is available on the newspaper's digital site and as a PDF version of the print magazine. 

Image of young girl with suitcase walking towards ocean. A Cuban and a U.S. flag as background.

Diario Las Americas - special magazine edition October 2021



FIU Film Screening:

Friday, January 26, 2018 | 7:00 PM | Modesto A. Maidique Campus | Graham Center (GC) Ballrooms

Cosponsored by the FIU Libraries

Event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required. To register your attendance and for more information, please visit:

Coming Spring 2018 to FIU!

Historical Documentary: Operation Pedro Pan premiered at Miracle Theatre, Mainstage, on Nov. 3rd, 2017.


Video recordings of recent events

Operation Pedro Pan: A Testimonial
Lecture by Eloísa Echazábal
Feb. 28th, 2014 | 12:30 PM
FIU Green Library 220
Sponsored by FIU Cuban Research Institute

(The 20-minute video Eloisa refers to in her presentation, where she describes the historical background to Operation Pedro Pan, may be seen here: )


Defining Moments: A Cuban Exile's Story About Discovery & the Search for a Better Future
Lecture by José I. Ramírez
Nov. 22nd, 2013 | 2:00 PM
FIU Green Library 422
Sponsored by FIU Libraries and FIU Cuban Research Institute

Archived/recorded event available: