Menchœ is not from Echo Park (or even the colonias of Guatemala City), and I don't see her munching down a Burrito Supreme. She is, as the article tells us, a Nobel laureate, who travels internationally, writes books and has put her life in danger to promote human rights in Guatemala.
"Peace Pipeline" is an article about people who are teaching youth about social issues. Given the content of the article, the caption makes the folks at Westword look...well...like a bunch of hicks. I assume that is not Westword's preferred image, given that the same issue's Off Limits derisively chides an unnamed TV reporter who missed Colorado Democratic chair Phil Perrington's "Dewey" reference.