In April 1914, the United States was on the brink of war with Mexico. The governments of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile brought the two countries together in an international peace conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
The event dropped out of memory until 2009, when author and diplomat Michael Small published “The Forgotten Peace: Mediation at Niagara Falls” (University of Ottawa Press, 2009).
Now, with the help of Brock’s Associate Professor of History Maria del Carmen Suescun Pozas, Seedling for Change in Society and Environment, and Brock students, the story of the ABC (Argentina, Brazil and Chile) Peace Conference is now available in Spanish.
Students in Latin American history classes over the past two years have been researching the history of the ABC Peace Conference and sharing their research with the community through the 2017 Share Peace, Discover Niagara River conference series and an upcoming peace exhibit in September.
The Spanish-language book, titled El A. B. C. de una paz olvidad: Tiempo de Mediación en Canadá, 1914, was officially launched in Bogota, Columbia on May 5. Suescun Pozas was on hand for conversation about the book at the Feria Internacional del Libro de Bogotá, alongside other dignitaries and scholars.
The English-language book is available to download as an open access book from the University of Ottawa Press.
The book is part of the Huitzil Series with the Canadian Lugar Comun Editorial, edited by Suescun Pozas.