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Welcome to Support Argentine Peace!

This website serves as a research guide in analyzing how shared identities and transborder institutions can bring about peaceful arbitration of border disputes. Specifically, this site explores how Papal mediation of the Beagle Channel Conflict between Argentina and Chile acted upon a shared Catholic identity in bringing about peace while other mediators failed in this attempt.

How Successful Arbitration Built Lasting Peace

“We have accepted your suggestion of mediation, but for the Argentine Republic the only mediator possible is his Holiness the Pope.” – Carlos Washington Pastor, Argentine Foreign Minister, to his Chilean counterpart. December 12 1978