Today in Latin American History
Mexican Nobel Laureate Alfonso García Robles was Born in 1911
Photo: Alfonso García Robles
Today in Latin American history, Mexican diplomat Alfonso García Robles who won the 1982 Nobel Peace Prize was born in 1911.
García Robles worked as the Mexican ambassador to Brazil.
García Robles received the peace prize for acting as the driving force behind the Treaty of Tlatelolco, setting up a nuclear-free zone in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Treaty of Tlatelolco was signed in 1967 by most states in the region, though some states took some time to ratify the agreement.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, former Head of State of Costa Rica Braulio Carrillo Colina who was in office 1938-42 was born in 1800
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican baseball player Manny Alexander who played for the Baltimore Orioles was born in 1971
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian footballer Jô who plays for the National team & Atlético Mineiro was born in 1987