It was called that because Peter Pan Between 1960 and 1962, more than 14,000 Cuban children were secretly flown to the United States to escape Fidel Castro who would soon begin taking children against the wishes of their parents to military schools and to Soviet labor camps so the Parents said goodbye to their children not knowing if they would ever see them again. They went in plane over to Miami Florida and everything became known as Operation Peter Pan. In Spanish is known as Operación Pedro Pan because it had taken the three darling children away to Never-Never Land. The operation was run by David Atlee Phillips. Pedro Pan had its origins in the December 1960 visit to Miami by James Baker, headmaster of the Ruston Academy in Havana to try to secure funds and visas for about 200 children.
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A month later, after his escape he was caught. In 1986, after serving 14 years of his original sentence he was released from prison on parole. He was not released for very long, as the June 24th event followed in 1987. On that day, William Van Poyck and Frank Valdez ambushed the guards in a doctor’s office parking lot in West Palm Beach Florida, who held their friend James O’Brien in custody. Poyck approached the van, aiming the gun at Officer Turner’s head.
The Trial of Julio Cesar Guevara Year 2060 Court Official: Before we begin this trial, a short narrative of this man’s history will be told. His name is Julio Cesar Guevara, born in McAllen, Texas on May 25 2010. Growing up Guevara was influenced by his father’s teachings. His father was an equal rights activist, who fought for the banishment of racial barrios that existed in this nation (the U.S.). While attending a racial integration march organized by his father in Washington, Guevara witnessed his father’s assassination; he was only fifteen at the time.
This satiric novel is one that uses irony, and humor to ridicule society in order to bring about change, it begins on the Mississippi river town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, and continues down the Mississippi into Arkansas. Huckleberry Finn is the thirteen year old son of a local drunk who fails to properly raise Huck, because of this for a portion of time Huck raised by widow Douglas and miss Watson who volunteered to care for him in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. While under their care they attempt to formally civilize Huck, this means teaching him about religion, sending him to school, and taking regular baths which for a boy from the woods is a big deal, however as soon as Huck’s abusive, and drunk father gets back in the picture he tries to stop Huck from having a civilized upbringing, and attending school. Huck’s father forces him to live in a cabin in the woods, and often beats him because of his Huck wants to runaway but to him that doesn’t mean returning to civilization “I didn't want to go back to the widow’s any more and be so cramped up, and sivilized as they called it” (TAOHF 29) therefore Huck decides to fake his own death, and using a canoe runaway to Jackson’s Island an uninhabited island in the middle of the river (pg 38). Huck thinks he’s alone on the Island until one day he stumbles upon Miss Watson’s slave Jim who’d ran away after overhearing Miss Watson planning to sell him to New Orleans, which would have separated him from his family.
My Father, my mother, me, and four brothers, and two sisters tried to escape from Vietnam. We started in the night of March 23, 1981 (Wednesday). The boat had a total of forty people in it (including my family), all wanting to escape Vietnam. Our boat planned to sail to Hong Kong. The next day, the ocean had a signal of storm and we had to try to run away from a storm.
Red Midnight Written by Ben Mikaelsen – Historical Fiction Novel – Journal Entry #1: The book Red Midnight by Ben Mikaelsen is set in Guatemala during May of 1981. The story starts by giving a detailed account of twelve-year-old Santiago Cruz’s escape from the genocide of his village during the Guatemalan civil war. His village is named Dos Vías, which translates to ‘two roads’ in English. Santiago saves, out of his whole family, only his four-year-old sister from being killed. He travels to his uncle Ramos’s house to receive further care and instruction.