“I have special affection for Ecuador, I have followed its struggles and history and I express my deep solidarity with the media. The aggression against journalism is the aggression against the human conscience and the depths of the human being because it transcends the entire planet, “said Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Guatemalan indigenous leader of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize.
The words were addressed to the relatives of El Comercio’s journalism team: Efraín Segarra, Paúl Rivas and Javier Ortega, kidnapped and murdered at the hands of the narco-guerrilla in the Mataje sector, border between Ecuador and Colombia.
The ambassador of goodwill of Unesco, is in Ambato as guest of honor by the Technical University of Ambato (UTA) to be part of the First International Forum “Building Planetary Citizenship” that began this 19 and culminates on Saturday, April 21.
The human rights defender was part of the inauguration of the forum in the Closed Coliseum of the UTA.
Minutes later there was a press conference where Menchú showed solidarity with everything that happens in Ecuador that is a victim of narcoterrorism.
“We say once again no to violence. I reiterate my solidarity for all the people who are victims, “she said. Menchú who is a member of the Mayan-Quiché group of Guatemala. She won the Nobel Peace Prize for the struggle for indigenous rights, peace, dignity and women.
She was also invited to be part of the March for Peace that will be held from 17:30 this Thursday on Cevallos Avenue.
Forum by anniversary
The forum “Building Planetary Citizenship” is part of the events organized by alma mater for the 49 years of foundation. The rector Galo Naranjo, mentioned that seeks to know all the problems faced by humanity through the presentations
“The idea is to discuss the social and development problems that afflict the cities of the world,” Naranjo added.
The conference has invited local, national and international authorities. The mayor of the city, Luis Amoroso, stressed that the program seeks to generate awareness. At the same time, she declared Rigoberta Menchú as guest of honor for her struggle and the vindication of human rights. (I)