President Duque granted Colombian citizenship to journalist Maureen Orth


Maureen Orth


From Bogotá, President Iván Duque swore in as a new Colombian to the American journalist and philanthropist, citizenship that was granted to her for her contributions to the country.

Maureen Orth (Colombia 1964-66) is a journalist, writer, and special correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine. She also founded the organization Marina Orth Foundation with which she established a model of technology-based education, English learning and leadership in Colombia.

The now Colombian has a school in Medellín from which she teaches thousands of children in 22 schools concepts related to technology and English.



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  • Congratulations Maureen—our mutual friend Sargent Shriver would have been very proud for you.

  • Congratulations Maureen for your humanitarian heart. The world needs more people like you.
    Anne Lamb

  • Maureen,
    You never cease to amaze us all on your vision and then implementation of your ideas to make this world a better place.
    Your energy and humantarian cause-driven life knows no bounds.
    You personify all that we hope to be in this world after Peace Corps.
    Sending mucho appreciation, health & peace
    – onward……..

  • This is just such a wonderful tribute to all the work you have done and all the children you have helped in Columbiia. Full speed ahead.

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