Brazil's First Nobel Peace Prize

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After a long struggle of nearly 14 years, corporal Percival Furquim Vaz finally received his Nobel Peace Prize Diploma and the Nobel Peace Prize Medal, on the 25th of October, 2002; This honour was awarded to all the Blue Beret troops who had served for the United Nations till 1988. The Nobel Prize was announced in Oslo on the 10th. of December, 1988.

Here is a list of the certificates, diplomas and medals wich Percival received.....from 1963 to 2002....a long span of 39 (thirty-nine) years! In 1963, he received an honourable mention certificate from the commanding officer of the 3rd. Platoon of the 2nd Infantary Regiment for his services at Suez. In 1995 he received The United Nations 50th.

Anniversary Medal from the Nordic Blue Berets president with a diploma signed by the Norwegian official. This was awarded for his contribution as a member of a United Nations Peace keeping mission during the period 1945-1995. In the year 2000, he received The International Veteran Millennium Medal for his contribution as a member of an Internationally recognized Veteran Organization, on the 1st of January, 2000. This certificate was signed by the president of the board of the International Commerative Awards and Decorations of Denmark.

On the 25th of October, 2002 he finally received the diploma and Nobel Peace Prize Medal which was awarded by the Alfred Nobel Committee on the 10th. of December 1988. Although Percival had appealed to ex-presidents Sarney and Franco and the famous sportsman Pelé, he was not given any attention. One of Percival's friends had to travel from London to Oslo to defend his claim for the diploma and Nobel Peace Prize Medal. The Brazilian Army Blocked all access to the Norwegian authorities. The foreign Minister and the ambassadors at the United Nations and Oslo didn't lift a finger to honour the receipient of Brazil's 1st. Peace Prize Medal.

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