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Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
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Adolfo Pérez Esquivel in 2003
Born November 26, 1931 (1931-11-26) (age 89)
Alma mater National University of La Plata
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Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (born November 26, 1931) is an Argentine activist, community organizer, art painter, writer and sculptor. He was the recipient of the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize for his criticism of the Argentina's last civil-military dictatorship (1976-1983). He was detained, tortured, and held without trial for 14 months; during that period he also received, among other distinctions, the Pope John XXIII Peace Memorial.


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