Sisters Betty, left, Martha, second from right, and Maria Muzelle, former Pedro Pan children pose at Camp Matecumbe, where many children were housed after arriving from Cuba in the early sixties, Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 in Miami. The Pedro Pan effort _ the term is Spanish for the fictional character Peter Pan _ was organized at the behest of Cuban parents, fearful of the new communist government's efforts to take control of their children. Most of the refugees spent time in one of several Florida refugee camps before they moved into foster homes or orphanages around the country. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, Pedro Portal )
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published Monday, August 8th, 2011
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