Saturday, August 18, 2007

UNESCO Good Will Ambassador Tossed Out of Mexican Hotel

I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala

Staff at Cancun's five-star Hotel Coral Beach appear to have assumed Rigoberta Manchu was another street vendor or beggar, so without asking questions they ordered her to leave. Rigoberta Menchu of course is a Nobel peace prizewinner, UNESCO goodwill ambassador, Guatemalan presidential candidate and figurehead for indigenous rights.

Source: Rory Carroll, Guardian Latin America correspondent via Free Internet Press, 2007-08-18

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