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Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

In 1980 Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, human rights activist and proponent of nonviolence, became both the second Argentinean and Latin American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Starting in the ...

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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3,897 words

...1999. Pérez Esquivel, Adolfo. Christ in a Poncho: Testimonials of the Nonviolent Struggles in Latin America . Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1983. The title of the book refers to the dream that would imprint Pérez Esquivel's life's work. The book contains reflections on nonviolence and Latin America, as well as his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. Pérez Esquivel, Adolfo. Una gota de tiempo: Crónica entre la angustia y la esperanza [A Drop in Time: A Chronicle of Anguish and Hope]. Córdoba, Argentina: Op Oloop, 1996. Adolfo Pérez Esquivel's...

Nonviolence

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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2004

...the continent by Servicio de la Paz y Justicia (SERPAJ). Certain figures symbolized this flowering of nonviolence: the martyrs Archbishop Oscar Romero and the environmentalist Chico Mendes ; and three Nobel Peace laureates, Oscar Arias , Rigoberta Menchu , and Adolfo Perez Esquivel . Nonviolence is supported by training and research programs. One line of inquiry, into disciplined nonviolence as a means to resist military conquest, began with the British Commander Sir Stephen King‐Hall in the late 1950s. The theory of civilian‐based defense emerging...

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Appeal of

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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2010
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Social sciences
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...The Web sites of the Nobel Institute and related organizations now receive large numbers of visits from around the world, adding to the global visibility of the Prize and the Laureates. Among the collective appeals was the one issued in October 2001 by Corrigan-Maguire, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, and Menchú Tum to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan that rejected the military response to the September 11 attacks. This appeal called for the implementation of the 1998 Rome Statute that established the International Criminal Court and, by implication, denounced the...

Nobel Peace Prize

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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2019
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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... UK 1977 Amnesty International 1978 Menachem Begin ( b. 1913 ; d. 1992 ) Israel Mohammad Anwar al- Sadat ( b. 1918 ; d. 1981 ) Egypt 1979 Mother Teresa ( b. 1910 ; d. 1997 ) India 1980 Adolfo Peréz Esquivel ( b. 1931 ) Argentina 1981 UN High Commission for Refugees 1982 Alfonso Garcia Robles ( b. 1911 ; d. 1991 ) Mexico Alva Myrdal ( b. 1902 ; d. 1986 ) Sweden 1983 Lech Walesa ( b. 1943 ) Poland 1984...

International Fellowship of Reconciliation

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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2010
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Social sciences
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1,961 words

...process of change toward greater social justice for all humankind. Six members have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize: Jane Addams ( 1931 ), Emily Greene Balch ( 1946 ), Chief Albert Lutuli ( 1960 ), Martin Luther King Jr. ( 1964 ), Mairead Corrigan-Maguire ( 1976 ), and Adolfo Perez Esquivel ( 1980 ). [ See also Brittain, Vera ; Civil Rights Movement in the United States , subentry on An Overview ; Congress of Racial Equality ; Goss, Jean ; Lutuli, Albert ; King, Martin Luther, Jr ; Muste, Abraham John ; Nobel Peace Prize Laureates ; Nuclear...

Latin America, Peace Movements in

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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2010
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Social sciences
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...management of social conflicts, addressing both direct and structural violence on different levels. Peace theory had already advanced to the point of recognizing concrete elements of peace, especially stressing the importance of the defense of human rights. The work of Adolfo Pérez Esquivel—the second Latin American Nobel Peace Prize laureate (in 1980 ) for his struggle for human rights in Argentina—is a clear example of this. Table 1. Peace Generations and Peace Movements in Latin America Generation Ordinary time frame Peace Features Latin American time...

Cuba

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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5,251 words

... Maria Elena Llorente (Varna, 1966 ). The principal female dancers of Ballet Nacional de Cuba are Loipa Araujo, Aurora Bosch, Marta García, María Elena Llorente, Josefina Méndez, Mirta Plá, and Rosario Suárez . The male soloists are Lázaro Carreño, Olando Salgado , and Jorge Esquivel, who partnered Alicia Alonso in the 1980s. Alonso danced with Rudolf Nureyev on 30 July 1990 in Palma de Mallorca, The Poem of Love and the Sea , choreographed by Alberto Méndez to music of Ernest Chausson (including a soprano part by Victoria de Los Angeles). Only one...

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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2010
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Social sciences
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...for its work promoting freedom of conscience, it was the first time in Nobel history that a human rights nongovernmental organization had been so recognized. The other human rights laureates during this period are among the most prominent religious figures of the century: Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Mother Teresa, and Elie Wiesel. The first two of these laureates represent those who show care and concern for the weakest, while the third reminds us that those who show cruelty and contempt often do so to our greatest. Each of them promoted the cause of human rights by...

Nobel Peace Prize

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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2010
Subject:
Social sciences
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4,843 words

...mass movements, it has been suggested that well-known people are named when the real peacemakers are at the grass roots and that it is their long-term work, although less visible, that produces lasting change. Sometimes, however, unknown people are recognized. In 1980 Adolfo Pérez Esquivel from Argentina was so obscure that a radio station in his own country announced he was from Paraguay! Omissions also cause controversy. Corazón Aquino, Óscar A. Romero, César Chávez, Steve Biko, and Popes John XXIII and John Paul II are among those who many believe should...

Latin American Populism

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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9,178 words

...autonomous or semiautonomous from civil authority. Populism may be said to have contributed to the further deterioration of the rule of law in Latin America, so much needed for the realization of human rights. [ See also Amnesty International ; Human Rights Watch ; Adolfo Pérez Esquivel ; Organization of American States ; Peru ; and World Bank and International Monetary Fund .] Translated from the Spanish by Daniella Sforza. Supervision and translation by Ana Lucía Córdova Cazar and Francisco López-Bermúdez. Bibliography Amnesty International. ...

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