Yucatan Photo of the Day – Rigoberta Menchú – Maya Hero

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Rigoberta Menchú, a Maya civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, was an honored guest at this year’s Festival de la Cultura Maya in Merida, Yucatan. She is of the Quiche branch of the Mayan culture. Her fight against military atrocities committed against Maya peasants has made her a hero to all indigenous indians of the Western Hemisphere.

Read more about the 2013 Festival de la Cultura Maya.

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