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Posted: September 13, 2017

Rigoberta Menchu

FULLERTON, CA - NOVEMBER 14:  Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu speaks at Fullerton College on November 14, 2002 in Fullerton, California. Menchu hopes to identify the remains relatives thought to be buried in mass graves. Menchu was raised in the Guiche branch of the Mayan culture in Guatemala, which suffered greatly through decades of war, and is widely considered a leading advocate of Indian rights and ethno-cultural reconciliation throughout the Western Hemisphere.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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FULLERTON, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu speaks at Fullerton College on November 14, 2002 in Fullerton, California. Menchu hopes to identify the remains relatives thought to be buried in mass graves. Menchu was raised in the Guiche branch of the Mayan culture in Guatemala, which suffered greatly through decades of war, and is widely considered a leading advocate of Indian rights and ethno-cultural reconciliation throughout the Western Hemisphere. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Rigoberta Menchu - became world famous when she received the Nobel Peace Prize for promoting the rights of indigenous Guatemalans in 1992. A native of the Quiche tribe, Menchu has dedicated her life to publicizing the extreme difficulties the tribal natives in her homeland have endured before and after Guatemala's civil war in the 1980's.


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