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Part of Calle 59 to be re-named for Nobel laureate from Mexico

García Robles, father of the Tlatelolco Agreement, is honored

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Part of Calle 59 in Merida will be named for Nobel Laureate Alfonso García Robles. Photo: Internet

Within the framework of the 17th Nobel Peace Prize Summit in Yucatan, the City Council of Mérida will name a section of Calle 59 for Mexico’s only Nobel laureate.

The street, from Avenida Itzáes to Calle 90, will be named in honor of Alfonso García Robles, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982.

García Robles was a Mexican lawyer and diplomat who came to represent his country in the United Nations. He is remembered for his fight against nuclear disarmament.

Born in Zamora, Michoacán on March 20, 1911, García Robles was called the father of the Tlatelolco Agreement, which created a Latin America denuclearized zone on March 12, 1967.

The prohibition of nuclear weapons would ensure that Latin America would not engage in any conflict between major rival powers.

For his diplomatic achievement, García Robles received the Nobel Peace Prize on Dec. 10, 1982.

The diplomat died on Sept. 2, 1991, at the age of 80, in Mexico City.

The City Council is expected to officially approve the naming of Calle Alfonso García Robles today (Thursday).

Source: Sipse

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