Guatemala Nobel winner making 2nd presidential run

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Posted: Jul 28, 2011 10:31 PM
Guatemala Nobel winner making 2nd presidential run

Nobel peace laureate Rigoberta Menchu in Guatemala is officially registered as a candidate in the Central American nation's presidential election.

Husband Angel Canil says the campaign has been officially notified that her candidacy was accepted Thursday. Other parties have three days to file any objections to her place on the Sept. 11 ballot.

Menchu received the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work for peace during Guatemala's civil war, particularly on behalf of indigenous people. She is a member of the Quiche ethnic group.

She ran unsuccessfully in Guatemala's 2007 presidential election.