Saavedra Lamas, Carlos
Saavedra Lamas, Carlos(kär`lōs sävā`thrä lä`mäs), 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 JustoJusto, Agustín Pedro
, 1876–1943, president of Argentina (1932–38). An army general, he rose to prominence (1922) as minister of war under Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear and later participated in the conservative revolution that overthrew Hipólito Irigoyen
..... Click the link for more information. he was instrumental in bringing an end to the war over the Chaco (see Gran chacoGran Chaco
c.250,000 sq mi (647,500 sq km), extensive lowland plain, central South America. It is sparsely populated and is divided among Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina. Some of the highest temperatures in the southern continent are reached there.
..... Click the link for more information. ). Saavedra Lamas received the 1936 Nobel Peace Prize.