Operation Pedro Pan

Author: Yvonne Conde
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135957479
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Operation Pedro Pan

Author: Yvonne Conde
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135957487
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Operation Pedro Pan

Author: Yvonne M. Conde
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415928236
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Operaci n Pedro Pan

Author: Yvonne Conde
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
ISBN: 0307489140
Format: PDF
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Poco después de establecer su dictadura en 1959, y el caos social que resultó de la misma, corrieron rumores que Fidel Castro decretaría que la potestad de todos los niños cubanos sería asumida por el estado. El terror ocasionado por esta posibilidad impulsó a miles de padres desesperados a enviar a sus hijos menores solos a los Estados Unidos donde estos "pedro panes" cubanos sí tuvieron que crecer y madurar, en un país extraño, sin la compañía de sus seres más queridos. Operación Pedro Pan es la importante e inédita historia de las víctimas más pequeñas e inocentes de la guerra fría. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fleeing Castro

Author: Victor Andres Triay
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813017242
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An account of the covert effort to smuggle Cuban children into the USA in the aftermath of Fidel Castro's rise to power, this book focuses on the humanitarian programme designed to care for children once they arrived and the hardship and suffering endured by the families.

Voices from Mariel

Author: José Manuel García
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813056661
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Between April and September 1980, more than 125,000 Cuban refugees fled their homeland, seeking freedom from Fidel Castro's dictatorship. They departed in boats from the port of Mariel and braved the dangerous 90-mile journey across the Straits of Florida. Told in the words of the immigrants themselves, the stories in Voices from Mariel offer an up-close view of this international crisis, the largest oversea mass migration in Latin American history. Former refugees describe what it was like to gather among thousands of dissidents on the grounds of the Peruvian embassy in Cuba, where the movement first began. They were abused by the masses who protested them as they made their way to the Mariel harbor, before they were finally permitted to leave the country by Castro in an attempt to disperse the civil unrest. They waited interminably for boats in oppressive heat, squalor, and desperation at the crowded tent camp known as "El Mosquito." They embarked on vessels overloaded with too many passengers and battled harrowing storms on their journeys across the open ocean. Author Jose Manuel Garcia, who emigrated on the Mariel boatlift as a teenager, describes the events that led to the exodus and explains why so many Cubans wanted to leave the island. The shockingly high numbers of refugees who came through immigration centers in Key West, Miami, and other parts of the United States was a message--loud and clear--to the world of the people's discontent with Castro's government and the unfulfilled promises of the Cuban Revolution. Based on the award-winning documentary of the same name, Voices from Mariel features the experiences of marielitos from all walks of life. These are stories of disappointed dreams, love for family and country, and hope for a better future. This book illuminates a powerful moment in history that will continue to be felt in Cuba and the United States for generations to come.

The Sugar King of Havana

Author: John Paul Rathbone
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101458917
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"Fascinating...A richly detailed portrait." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Known in his day as the King of Sugar, Julio Lobo was the wealthiest man in prerevolutionary Cuba. He had a life fit for Hollywood: he barely survived both a gangland shooting and a firing squad, and courted movie stars such as Joan Fontaine and Bette Davis. Only when he declined Che Guevara's personal offer to become Minister of Sugar in the Communist regime did Lobo's decades-long reign in Cuba come to a dramatic end. Drawing on stories from the author's own family history and other tales of the island's lost haute bourgeoisie, The Sugar King of Havana is a rare portrait of Cuba's glittering past—and a hopeful window into its future.

Government Secrecy

Author: Susan Maret
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 085724390X
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Divided into six sections, this title examines Government secrecy (GS) in a variety of contexts, including comparative examination of government control of information, new definitions, categories, censorship, ethics, and secrecy's relationship with freedom of information and transparency.

Waiting For Snow In Havana

Author: Carlos Eire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147110835X
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A childhood in a privileged household in 1950s Havana was joyous and cruel, like any other-but with certain differences. The neighbour's monkey was liable to escape and run across your roof. Surfing was conducted by driving cars across the breakwater. Lizards and firecrackers made frequent contact. Carlos Eire's childhood was a little different from most. His father was convinced he had been Louis XVI in a past life. At school, classmates with fathers in the Batista government were attended by chauffeurs and bodyguards. At a home crammed with artifacts and paintings, portraits of Jesus spoke to him in dreams and nightmares. Then, in January 1959, the world changes: Batista is suddenly gone, a cigar-smoking guerrilla has taken his place, and Christmas is cancelled. The echo of firing squads is everywhere. And, one by one, the author's schoolmates begin to disappear-spirited away to the United States. Carlos will end up there himself, without his parents, never to see his father again. Narrated with the urgency of a confession, WAITING FOR SNOW IN HAVANA is both an ode to a paradise lost and an exorcism. More than that, it captures the terrible beauty of those times in our lives when we are certain we have died-and then are somehow, miraculously, reborn.

Contemporary Spanish Politics

Author: José María Magone
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415421888
Format: PDF
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Having been fully revised and updated to reflect the considerable changes in Spain over the last decade, José M. Magone gives a fresh insight into the formal and informal workings of this dynamic southern European democracy. Thoroughly examining Spain's historical background, political culture, core political institutions and foreign policy making, each chapter provides a research-based overview of the studied topic which can then be used as the basis for further research by students. Key themes of the book include: recent history of Spain after Franco's death Spain's political culture, institutional framework and political economy foreign policy making; the reaction to the global anti-terrorist coalition and the Madrid bombings policy making process and the system of interest intermediation party system and electoral process the dynamics of regional/territorial politics and the Basque problem external relations with the European Union, the Mediterranean and Latin America constitutional reform immigration. New chapters to this edition: Interest groups and civil society Media and Politics Richly illustrated with maps and biographical details of key actors and presenting large amounts of statistical and quantative data make this book an indispensable source of information for students, academics and the wider public interested in Spanish politics.