South America - A Popular History - H. Butterworth




Appendix



Arbitration in South America


  1. The United States and New Granada in 1857.
  2. The United States and Chili in 1858. Claim of compensation for silver bars and coin taken by a Chili= admiral from an American citizen. Referred to the King of the Belgians, whose award sustained the American claims.
  3. The United States and Paraguay in 1859. Referred to a commission, whose award was duly given.
  4. The United States and New Granada. Pecuniary claims. Referred to a commission.
  5. Great Britain and Brazil in 1863. Imprisonment of British naval officers. Referred to the King of the Belgians, Leopold I., who decided that the action of Brazil was justified by circumstances.
  6. The United States and Peru in 1863. Alleged illegal capture of ships. Referred in one instance to the King of the Belgians, and in another to a commission.
  7. Great Britain and Peru in 1864. The Senate of Hamburg arbitrated on claim for compensation on account of the alleged false imprisonment and banishment from Peru of a British subject, and decided that the claim was based upon a partial and exaggerated statement, and was entirely inadmissible.
  8. The United States of Colombia and Ecuador in 1864. Referred to a citizen of each state (Ecuador and Colombia), who, with an umpire or arbitrator, should undertake "the mutual adjustment of claims," which was done successfully.
  9. The United States and Venezuela in 1866. Claims by citizens of the United States against the government of Venezuela. Referred to a commission. Award in favor of the former.
  10. The United States and Peru in 1868.
  11. The United States and Brazil in 1870.
  12. Japan and Peru in 1872. Seizure of the bark Maria Sury, engaged in the coolie trade, and the liberation of those on board. Referred to the Emperor of Russia, whose decision was in favor of Japan.
  13. Great Britain and Brazil in 1873. Dundonald claims. Referred to the United States and Italian ministers at Rio. Gross amount of award against Brazilian government nearly 40,000.
  14. Chili and Colombia in 1880. Dispute relative to the transportation of arms for Peru across the Isthmus of Panama. Referred to the President of the United States.
  15. Chili and Argentine Republic (about the Straits of Magellan and their land boundaries) in 1881. Referred to the United States ministers to those countries. Boundaries settled, Straits of Magellan neutralized.
  16. Great Britain and Chili in 1884 (about damages incurred by their subjects in the war between Chili and Peru). Referred to a commission consisting of three members, one to be nominated by the Emperor of Brazil.
  17. France and Chili. Similar claims. Referred to a similar commission.
  18. Italy and Chili. Similar claims. Referred to a similar commission.
  19. In 1889, between Brazil, La Plata and the Argentine Republic. A question of boundary. Referred to President Harrison of the United States, whose decision was accepted.