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Luis Maria Drago

(1859—1921)


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(1859–1921)

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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