2011-01-18 Cable: Guatemalan President Colom called Rigoberta Menchu "a fabrication"

Hispanically Speaking News:

The President of Guatemala, Álvaro Colom, was the latest world leader to blush and issue damage control half-apologies following an embarrassing WikiLeaks revelation.

A diplomatic document leaked to WikiLeaks and published by the whistle-blowing site says the Guatemalan President described the revered Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchu as a “fabrication” of French anthropologist Elizabeth Burgos. Burgos helped author the biography “I Rigoberta Menchú,” which introduced the Nobel Prize winner known as a human rights activist to the world.

Via @Asher_Wolf on Twitter

I'm from Guatemala and

I'm from Guatemala and everybody knows it over here, she is a fabrication

Who knows, perhaps the

Who knows, perhaps the President has a point here?
Lets face it, with recipients including Kissinger, Arafat, Peres, Al Gore, Barrack Obama and an individual who lacks a tattoo, the Nobel Peace Prize seems to attract the shady and dishonest.

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