Celia Mendoza is a six-time Emmy-nominated journalist with more than 15 years of experience in commercial and government broadcasting. She is the recipient of VOA’s Gold Medal for her coverage of historical world events such as the election of Pope Francis in Rome, the Canonization of Mother Teresa in Rome, President Obama’s visit to Cuba, the Summit of the Americas in Panama, border issues in Mexico, the COP 21 Climate Change Summit in Paris, the 9/11 anniversaries and numerous political, economic and cultural events. Prior to joining VOA, Celia worked with Univision, Telemundo and News 12 New Jersey.
While the possibility of children returning to schools in person is being debated over coronavirus infection concerns, parents are beginning to overcome their worries enough to take their children to pediatricians for routine evaluations and vaccines. Celia Mendoza visited a pediatric clinic in Paterson, New Jersey where VOA gained unique access to the safety protocols to contain the spread of the virus
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Three years had passed since the Colombian government signed a peace agreement with the revolutionary armed forces FARC. After years of conflict, Colombians thought this agreement would change the country for the better