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Article

Abstract

An exploration of the traumatic events of Operation Pedro Pan, where over 14,000 Cuban children traveled alone to the United States between December 1960 and October 1962. The program was organized by the Catholic Welfare Bureau of Miami and the U.S. State Department due to requests from Cuban parents who feared their children would be indoctrinated in Marxism by the new revolutionary government.

Author Bio(s)

Yvette Fuentes, Ph.D., is an associate professor at NSU's Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish with an emphasis on Latin American Literature from the University of Miami in 2002. Her research focuses on Hispanic Caribbean Literatures and U.S. Latino/a Literature and Culture. Some of her publications have appeared in Anthuriam: A Caribbean Studies Journal, Camino Real: A Multidisciplinary Journal on U.S. Latino Studies, Caribe: Revista de Cultura y Literatura, Letras Femeninas, sx salon: A Small Axe Literary Platform, and Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and Its Diasporas. She teaches Spanish language and literature.