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Latin Americans who have received the Nobel Peace Prize
From Argentina to Costa Rica to Mexico, at least six Latin American activists have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1901.
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2016

Juan Manuel Santos

Colombia

The prize committee said Santos won "for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end"

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1992 

Rigoberta Menchú

Guatemala

The prize committee said Menchú won "in recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples"

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1987 

Óscar Arias Sánchez 

Costa Rica

The prize committee said Sánchez won for "his work for peace in Central America, efforts which led to the accord signed in Guatemala on August 7 this year"

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1982 

Alfonso García Robles

Mexico

Robles, a former Mexican foreign minister, won for campaigning for nuclear disarmament. The committee also said he was the driving force behind the 1967 Tlatelolco Treaty declaring a nuclear-free zone in Latin America.

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1980 

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

Argentina

Esquivel, a leader of a Latin-American Christian peace movement, won for his campaign for human rights in his country. "The prize winner is an Argentine, but the views he represents carry a
vital message to many other countries, not least in Latin America, where social and political problems as yet unsolved have resulted in an escalation of the use of violence," the committee said.

 

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1936 

Carlos Saavedra Lamas

Argentina

The committee said Saavedra Lamas made important contributions to the peace negotiations between Paraguay and Bolivia after the so-called "Chaco war" in the 1930s. He also won praise for his work on South America's anti-war pact.

Latin Americans who have received the Nobel Peace Prize

From Argentina to Costa Rica to Mexico, at least six Latin American activists have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1901.

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