Rigoberta Menchú: A Witness Discredited?
Publisher: Against the Current, Michigan, USA
Date Written: 01/05/1999
Year Published: 1999
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX12757
This January, the charge that the Maya human rights activist and Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchú had lied about her past hit the U.S. reading public like a ton of bricks. Anthropologist David Stoll published a book claiming to have unearthed not only Rigoberta's lies, but also the deceptions of the entire Latin American left from Zapata to Che and beyond.