Anthropologist and civil rights activist who fought for the rights of the indigenous Mayan people in Guatemala. She became a martyr for her cause after she was murdered. Her killer was notably tried before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica.
She studied Anthropology at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.
She was murdered by a military death squad because of her criticism of the Guatemalan government.
Her mother was Chinese and her father was Mayan.
She was a Guatemalan human rights activist like Rigoberto Menchu.