This guide provides resources for students at the University of Saint Mary and was created as a partnership with the students and faculty in Multilingual Societies: Spanish in Contact with other Languages Around the World (SPA 465).
won for his work in atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone.
Jose Echegaray: 1904 España
recognition of the numerous and brilliant compositions which, in an individual and original manner, have revived the great traditions of the Spanish drama
Jacito Benavente: 1922 España
Won for the happy manner in which he has continued the illustrious traditions of the Spanish drama.
Gabriela mistral: 1945 Chile
Won for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world
Miguel Angel Asturias 1967 Guatemala
Won for his vivid literary achievement, deep-rooted in the national traits and traditions of Indian peoples of Latin America.
Pablo Neruda: 1971 Chile
Won for a poetry that with the action of an elemental force brings alive a continent's destiny and dreams.
Vincente Aleixandre: 1977 España
Won for a creative poetic writing which illuminates man's condition in the cosmos and in present-day society, at the same time representing the great renewal of the traditions of Spanish poetry between the wars.
Gabriel García Márquez: 1982 Colombia
Won for his method of reproducing colours photographically based on the phenomenon of interference.
Camilo Jose Cela: 1989 España
Won for a rich and intensive prose, which with restrained compassion forms a challenging vision of man's vulnerability
Octavio Paz: 1990 México
Won for impassioned writing with wide horizons, characterized by sensuous intelligence and humanistic integrity.
Mario Vargas Llosa: 2010 Perú
Won for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat.
Santiago Ramon y Cajal: 1906 España
He won for the work on the structure of the nervous system.
Bernardo Houssay: 1947 Argentina
Won a prize for his discovery of the part played by the hormone of the anterior pituitary lobe in the metabolism of sugar.
Severo Ochoa: 1959 España
Won for his discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid.
Baruj Benacerraf: 1980 Venezuela
Won for his discoveries concerning genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions
César Milstein 1984 Argentina
Won for theories concerning the specificity in development and control of the immune system and the discovery of the principle for production of monoclonal antibodies
Carlos Saavedra Robles: 1936 Argentina
The first Latin American Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel: 1980 Argentina
Known as a human rights activist and opponent of all violence.
Alfonso García Robles:1982 México
"He played a key part in the laborious efforts to make Latin America a nuclear-free zone, which led to an agreement signed by 14 states in Mexico City in 1967."
Óscar Arias Sánchez: 1987 Costa Rica
President of Costa Rica and made planed design to put an end to the cruel civil wars that were devastating Central America.
Rigoberta Menchú: 1992 Guatemala
She worked for the rights of indigenous peoples and reconciliation between ethnic groups.
Juan Manuel Santos: 2016
President Juan Manuel Santos took the initiative for negotiations between the government and the FARC guerillas. In June 2016, an agreement was reached on a ceasefire. Colombia