Rigoberta Menchu By: Allen Nelson

Rigoberta Menchu is important to Latin American history because when she was little she ran to Mexico when her parents were killed by Guatemalan security officers. Her accomplishment is that she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace because she wrote a book about her impoverished life as a child and horrifying details of violence perpetrated by government forces in Guatemala. She is important to Guatemala because she advocated rights for the people in Guatemala.

Rigoberta Menchu is tied to one of the 8 themes and it is cultural interaction because she escaped Guatemala and went to Mexico then wrote a book and it was widely translated in many different languages.

Translation: "Peace is not only the absence of war; As long as there is poverty, racism, discrimination and exclusion we can hardly reach a world of peace".

"Rigoberta Menchu." Britannica School, Britannica School. Accessed 29 Mar. 2017.

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Created with images by Gobierno de Chile - "Presidenta Bachelet se reunió con Rigoberta Menchú, Premio Nobel de la Paz" • Capisc - "Rigoberta Menchu"

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