Carlos Saavedra Lamas

Saavedra Lamas, Carlos (kärˈlōs sävāˈħrä läˈmäs) [key], 1880–1959, Argentine statesman, foreign minister (1932–38). An advocate of Pan-Americanism and of the League of Nations (he was president of the Assembly in 1936), he presided over several international conferences. He drafted (1932) an antiwar pact adopted (1933–34) by many American republics, and together with Argentine president Agustín Pedro Justo he was instrumental in bringing an end to the war over the Chaco (see Gran chaco). Saavedra Lamas received the 1936 Nobel Peace Prize.

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