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1992: Rigoberta Menchú Tum

Guatemalan activist Rigoberta Menchú Tum, whose parents were among tens of thousands of Indians killed in her country's civil war, and her Peasant Unity Committee struggled for Indian land rights and better wages for farmworkers. The Nobel committee cited her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples."Johan Ordonez / AFP / Getty Images
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