Some Yugoslav emigrants in Latin America engaged in the work on national affairs among their compatriots. By conferring state decorations, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia expressed its gratitude to the deserving emigrants for their contribution in activities pertaining to the national affairs as well as to locals, in an attempt to stimulate further work in this area.
The Consul General, or envoy, sent his proposal for decoration to the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia based upon his knowledge and most of these proposals were accepted. However, decorations awarded to some people, such as Nikola Mihanović, caused conflicts and protests of a part of the Yugoslav colony in Buenos Aires
List of emigrants proposed for state decorations for their merits in national and educational activities
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Yugoslav state and emigration in South America 1921-1945