Luis Maria Drago


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Argentine statesman, jurist, and writer on international law. The Drago Doctrine, enunciated in 1902 and intended as a corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, states that no country has the right to intervene militarily in a sovereign American state for the purpose of collecting debts. Drafted in response to a naval blockade (1902) of Venezuela by Britain, Italy, and Germany, the principles of the doctrine were accepted internationally by the Second Hague Conference in 1907.

Subjects: World History.

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