Rigoberta Menchú





Rigoberta Menchú

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Rigoberta Menchú Tum (Spanish pronunciation: [riɣoˈβerta menˈtʃu], born 9 January 1959) is an indigenous Guatemalan woman, of the K'iche' ethnic group. Menchú has dedicated her life to publicizing the plight of Guatemala's indigenous peoples during and after the Guatemalan Civil War (1960–1996), and to promoting indigenous rights in the country. She received the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize and Prince of Asturias Award in 1998. She is the subject of the testimonial biography I, Rigoberta Menchú (1983) and the author of the autobiographical work, Crossing Borders.

Menchú is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. She has also become a figure in indigenous political parties and ran for President of Guatemala in 2007 and 2011.

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“It doesn't mean that I reject everything because I know that things come in their time and when you do things calmly, they work much better.”
Rigoberta Menchú, I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala

“Este mundo no va a cambiar a menos que estemos dispuestos a cambiar nosotros mismos”
Rigoberta Menchú
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