¿hablas español? If so watch (and listen) to Maureen Orth (Colombia 1964-66)

Maureen Orth (Colombia 1964-66) was featured on Colombia’s version of Sixty Minutes on June 1st. Congressman Sam Farr (Colombia 1964-66) is also on the segment as well as images of other early PCVs in country.

Here is the link to the program: http://losinformantes.noticiascaracol.com/

As a PCV, Maureen, with the help from coffee growers, established a school in Medellin, Colombia. A decade or so ago, she returned to Colombia and created the Marina Orth Foundation which has established a model education program emphasizing Technology, English and leadership in Colombia.

Today, Maureen is a Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine. She is also the author of  Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History and The Importance of Being Famous, a collection of her pieces from Vanity Fair articles with updates and commentary.


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  • Thank you, John, for posting this. It is so powerful! I forwarded it on to all my RPCV friends from Colombia. Even for those of us whose Spanish is not as good as it should be, the whole show gives a real window, including through Maureen Orth’s eyes, into the Colombia of today.

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