Rigoberta Menchú Nobel Prize Winner

Happy Birthday to Rigoberta Menchú, a Quiché Indian woman, born on January 9, 1959 in Guatemala.   Menchú is a civil rights activist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1992 for her work on behalf of the indigenous people of Guatemala.  The struggle for indigenous rights has continued since 1492.  Please click here to read her acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize.
Feliz cumpleaños a Rigoberta Menchú, india quiché, nacida el 9 de enero de 1959 en Guatemala. Menchú es una activista por los derechos civiles que fue galardonado con el Premio Nobel en 1992 su trabajo en favor de los pueblos indígenas de Guatemala. La lucha por los derechos indígenas se ha mantenido desde 1492.  Haga clic aquí para leer su discurso de aceptación del Premio Nobel.

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