In recent weeks, given the proximity of the first weeks of October, in which the winners of the Nobel Prize in their different categories are beginning to be known, there was already talk of who could win in each of the areas.
Two of the awards that have the greatest following are Literature, where Mexico was already proud to win when the writer Octavio Paz won it in 1990, and La Paz, which was also won by a Mexican, in this case, the diplomat Alfonso García Robles in 1986, for the impetus he gave to the Treaty of Tlatelolco, which made Latin America a region free of nuclear weapons.
Due to the Russian invasion in Ukraine, in recent weeks there was constant speculation, the possibility that the award would be obtained by the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, mainly due to the diplomatic mobilization that he has deployed, to obtain global support and to be able to end with the war that has broken out.
Having awarded this president could have been a decision, even politically correct, given how well seen it has been on a global level, although given the growing belligerence that has occurred on the part of the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, who apparently only seeks to interpret any possible support for the Ukrainian, as an alternative to take these confrontations, beyond their natural borders, awarding the Nobel to Zelensky, would have been seen as one more endorsement of the international community and at least for the moment, that It is the least needed thing in the area.
Suffice it to recall that in recent months, the Ukrainian president has constantly insisted that his country’s entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) be approved, with the intention of upholding its statutes and thereby forcing the organization to intervene that would force its members to enter the conflict, something that would extend the conflagration, most likely to the point of turning it into a kind of Third World War, a risk that the international community cannot take the risk of run under normal conditions and less so in times like the present, when not only have we not completely come out of the covid-19 pandemic, but we are also experiencing the economic and supply crisis that it generated and to which we now add what derives of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
It must be remembered that in the past the committee in charge of the Nobel Peace Prize, which unlike its peers, is not awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, but in Oslo, Norway, has also made mistakes or blunders, as happened in in 2009, when it was awarded to the almost newcomer president of the United States, Barack Obama, without having done anything to deserve it.
At that time, when questioning those responsible about this delivery, they said that they had decided it because of the hope that the president aroused, but he only ended up showing that mistakes can be made, even with the Nobel Peace Prize.
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