Rigoberta Menchu is Presidential Candidate in Guatemala
- Submitted by: manso
- 09 / 05 / 2011
By: Dayami Interián García. Guatemala, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Rigoberta Menchu once more aspires to the Guatemalan presidency, this second time with a fully indigenous organization but joined to a leftist coalition.
The 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner founded Winaq (integral human being) and registered it as a party. She then joined Alternativa Nueva Nacion and Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca in a Broad Front, created last April 24.
The leaders and members of the last two groups approved the candidature of Menchu, who considers her participation a choice with different proposals, regardless of the results on September 11.
She sounded very realistic when she said that the changes the country needs would not be achieved overnight, but with a sustained work and indispensable reforms within the State. She proposes an economic model based on wellbeing, equity, the reduction of poverty, fair attention to the human being, and the promotion of integral rural development another food security laws.