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  • Indigenous movements such as Menchú's WINAQ should learn from the political movement that brought Evo Morales to power, or the Pachakutik movement in Ecuador.

    Council on Hemispheric Affairs

  • One such witness, Rigoberta Menchú, who lost her family in the war and appears as the central storyteller of "Mountains," initiated the original proceedings in Spanish National Court in 1999.

    Chronicle of War, Evidence of Crime

  • Menchú describes in heartbreaking detail how the right-wing ruling class stole the land of her father and other native peoples and used the army to suppress dissent in some seriously nasty ways.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • I, Rigoberta Menchú, Stoll argues, “protected revolutionary sympathizers from the knowledge that the revolutionary movement was a bloody failure.”

    Deconstructing Obama

  • Her autobiography, I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala, earned her the prize.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • Appealing as it was to feminists, Marxists, multiculturalists, and supporters of indigenous rights—in other words, just about everybody in academia—I, Rigoberta Menchú had become nearly as sacred a text as Dreams.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • In 1999, Nobel-prize-winning writer and activist Rigoberta Menchú filed a lawsuit in Spain against members of the Guatemalan dictatorship for their role in genocide, torture, state terrorism, and other crimes against humanity.

    John Feffer: Not-So-Magical Realism

  • While Ríos Montt continues to enjoy his political privileges, Rigoberta Menchú has become a lightening rod for attacks.

    John Feffer: Not-So-Magical Realism

  • David Horowitz, with his typical flair for understatement, called her book I, Rigoberta Menchú, "one of the greatest hoaxes of the 20th century."

    John Feffer: Not-So-Magical Realism

  • "More than a decade after the scandal, what is notable about I, Rigoberta Menchú is not its exaggerations but its realism," Grandin concludes.

    John Feffer: Not-So-Magical Realism

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