04 July 1965


Guillermo I. Martínez Cuba
Margaret C. Sands USA
Allen Young USA
Rosa Majian Argentina
Charlotte A. Shaw USA
Carlos D. Conde USA
Guillermo Zavala Bolivia
Edward F. Ojeda USA
Jose Salomao Amorin Brazil
Alberto Carbone Argentina
Francisco J. Marchesini El Salvador
Nelson C. Aidukaitis Brazil
Truman E. Becker USA
John W. Wilson USA
Virgil E. McMahan USA
  Testimony of Scholarship Winners    

She studied at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Since then she has been Special Writer for Clarin and La Nacion, of Buenos Aires, and Director of the School of Journalism and Communications at the Universidad John F. Kennedy. “The study and research work I did at the University of Michigan she said “enabled me to set up the School ofJournalism I am presently directing. It also gave me the opportunity to understand what the lAPA does for the freedom of the press, the responsibility of the press and the integrity of newsmen in our continent”.

He studied in Santiago, at the Universidad de Chile. He was Project Director for Detroit’s Bilingual Program, which has been nominated as a state model for bilingual education. He said: “My living abroad has expanded my world and has allowed me to share my new experiences with my students” .

He attended the Universidad de Chile, has been connected with Business Week for several years. Later he was Bureau Manager in San Francisco. He wrote: “The chance to live and work in Chile gave me an indelible sense of the reality behind international news. My IAPA background led directly to the Business Abroad job at Business Week and later to my present position”.

Of Brazil, he studied at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and later was UPI correspondent in Brazil. After he was general manager of the International Library Service which supplies the Brazilian industrial complex with technical information. Whenever applying for a new job he says he has made sure to let it be known he was an lAPA scholarship winner.

I got my IAPA scholarship in the Spring of 1964. With the certainty that I would have that money to start my last two years of college, in the Summer of 1964 I accepted a job for two months with NBC News. My job was to take an NBC crew to the Cuban exile training camps in Central America. I tripled what I was getting paid by my previous employer. With the IAPA scholarship money and that which I made during the Summer of 1964 with NBC, I paid for my last two years at the University of Florida School of Journalism and Communications, now the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. I graduated as the “top male journalism graduate” in my class. Yes back then they would give awards based on sex! I have been a professional journalist since 1966. In newspapers I was a reporter in English and Spanish; an editor, and one of the fi rst two Hispanics nationally to work on the editorial board of a major American newspaper – The Miami Herald. While on the board I won the IAPA Daily Gleaner Award for columns and editorials written about Latin America. Then I went into television, where I became Sr. VP News and Sports for Univision and then Corporate VP News for the Cisneros Group of companies in half a dozen Latin American countries. I was VP news for CBSTeleNoticias, and a syndicated columnist in English and Spanish for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. My weekly column also runs in Diario Las Américas, Diario/La Prensa in New York, and La Opinión of Los Angeles, and I have done consulting work for several television stations in Latin America. Without the IAPA scholarship I doubt I could have achieved any of the above.