Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, visited the police stations of Kimbila and Citilcum in Izamal and even prepared tortillas by hand in one of the houses he visited.
The well-known activist went to a traditional Mayan house where Margarita Ek Ku helped on a bench to make tortillas in a comal. He also tasted new maize porridge, nugget tacos and arepas. There was also a Mayan ceremony and a welcome dinner.
In spite of the embarrassing weather, it was a very enjoyable day with other winners present, such as Tebogo Joy Ngoma, Brian Rash, Wided Bouchamaoui, Shirin Ebadi. Mr. Phil Lord, Mr. Abdessattar Ben Moussa.
The visit was continued with a tour of the Franciscan Monastery in which he had not participated Rigoberta Menchú since he had to return to Merida, as she had made her flight to Mexico City in the afternoon.
Rigoberta Menchú did not go empty-handed because the Cen Pat family and Mrs. Estela May gave him some clothes. The other award winners received from Izamal a book of legends given to them by Miguel Briceño Amaro.