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Miquel Dewever-Plana
Rigoberta Menchu electoral campaign, Guatemala

Rigoberta Menchu’ Tum, is a woman, and an Indian one (Maya). In Guatemala, a racist and male chauvinist country, those are two major facts. In 1981, when she was 22 years old, and refugee in Mexico, she told her story and her people’s one in a book “Me, Rigoberta Menchu’”. For the first time, a testimony was relating the genocide lived by the Maya population in Guatemala. Eleven years later, in 1992, when western world was celebrating the 500-year anniversary of the “discovery of America”, she received the Peace Nobel Prize. Then, she became the voice of the ones who have no voice, and has never stopped to fight in the entire world for the respect of native population.

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