My name is Jorge Gonzalez, and I was one of the victims of operation Peter Pan in 1961. The imperialist government of the United States, together with the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in Cuba at that time, vented its full HATE on the lives of 14,000 innocent children. It is one of the worst crimes in history directed toward family division and/or destruction.
No doubt in my mind that this operation was one of the family jewels of the CIA. They are always extremely good in spreading lies and misinformation.
The Peter Pan campaign started as soon it was apparent to the imperialists that the Cuban Revolution was not going to be just another typical Latin American upheaval. This time the Cuban people had decided that the changes were going to be different. They would be systemic changes like the Yankees had never seen before. The exploitation of the Cuban people by the Americanos would come to a screeching halt.
The rumors, lies and misinformation started as soon as the Yankees detected the Socialist nature of the Cuban Revolution, so ably led by Fidel, Raul, Che, Camilo and others.
La Patria Potestad, the right of parents to raise and educate their children was going to be taken away by the revolutionary government. The children would be sent to the godless Soviet Union and the Socialist block of nations to be indoctrinated. It was all just a bunch of lies.
Parents panicked. They sent many children unaccompanied to the United States.
Many of those children ended up in orfelinatos, the dreaded reform schools for criminal children. Many were scarred for life, both physically and psychologically.
I never saw my dad again.
Thanks Uncle Sam.