Rigoberta Menchú Tum (9 January 1959 Uspantán, El Quiche, Guatemala) is a Guatemalan indigenous leader and human rights defender, member of the Quiché-Maya. It's Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation. It has been highlighted by his leadership of the social struggles nationally and internationally. Since very little known injustices, discrimination, racism and exploitation they are subjected to hundreds of thousands or even millions of indigenous people living in extreme poverty in Guatemala. During armed violence his father, his mother, his brother and several members of their community were killed by the army. On February 12, 2007 announced that he would run for president in Guatemala's presidential election of 2007. His hopes of being elected and being the first woman to hold the office in your country, the first Indian in Latin America after Mexico's Benito Juárez and the current Bolivian President Evo Morales, and also be the third Nobel prize in the world occupy the presidency of a nation after Costa Rican President Oscar Arias and Shimon Peres, could not be realized. In the general election of September 9, 2007 was 3% of the vote. On December 20 arrives in the city of Campeche, specifically in the town of Tenabo to receive the medal of merit "Santiago Pacheco Cruz" because of his defense of indigenous peoples..
Ricky Martin was named Person of the Year 2006 by the Latin Recording Academy. According to the announcement quoted by the agency itself singer was chosen for being a dedicated artist, a passionate humanitarian and a major world of entertainment. The ceremony took place on November 1, at a dinner at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, New York. Ricky was honored where artists like Miguel Bose, and Sin Bandera Juanes, among others, sang Ricky issues. On delivery of the Latin Grammys, Ricky Martin was awarded "Man of the Year" by the hands of the Spanish singer Miguel Bosé. Apart from their awards as a musician is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, and has twice won the Grammy for the Ricky Martin Foundation in Puerto Rico, created to protect the rights of children. He received the Leadership In The Arts Award, Billboard's Spirit of Hope Award, the Alma Award, Vanguard Award, and the International Humanitarian Award by the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children. UNICEF Ambassador, Ricky Martin founded the Ricky Martin Foundation in 2002 and established the People for Children project to combat trafficking and sexual exploitation of children. Following this he participated in several benefit concerts, including the Pavarotti and Friends, in 1999. In September 2002 he received the Hispanic Heritage Award for his humanitarian work with Sabera Foundation to rescue three orphaned girls from the streets of Calcutta. Thus, also in 2002, he recorded for Sabera Foundation, and his album Voices Of Hope, the song Amarey A Mangalia. In February of 2004, Martin received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Premios Lo Nuestro in Miami. Martin has been named as one of the 25 most beautiful men in the world by People Magazine and People in Spanish, in 2000, 2006 and 2007
Hi, there! My name’s Andreina Campbell. I’m from Maracaibo, originally. I live in Maracaibo, in sierra maestra,on Avenue 18 . I’m 20 years old and I study Industrial engineering at URBE. My favorite subjects are Mathematics and Biology.I love music, dancing, go to the beach, pizza , chocolate, my family , my country and my dog Valentino .
I hate olives, getting up early on the weekend, violence, war, injustice, and washing the dishes, and clean my house
My dream is to travel around the world, I want to graduate from Engineering School and be a good engineer, the best. I also want to learn to speak holandes. I’d love to work in an important company and buy a house, get married and start a family.
About English, I love to learn new languages. I think English is very important. I listen to music and watch TV in English. It’s a good exercise. I also chat on the internet and have friends in many countries. I can write well, but I need to practice more. The most difficult for me is listening.
I need to practice more. I hope I can make a lot of friends and practice speaking in this class.