Military Orders

Cuba, Certificate of Award of the Order of Military Merit, Third Class, Purple, to First Lieutenant Ricardo Viera y Hernández, January 31, 1957
Military Orders

Over time, most Latin America countries succeeded in creating functional central governments, and foreign powers eventually lost interest in invading the region. Consequently, there were fewer occasions for medals rewarding valor or bravery on the battlefield. In their place, governments created military medals for length of service, for completing training programs, for being promoted to a high rank, or for responding to natural disasters. The Grand Cross is generally the highest grade of an order granted to anyone below the rank of head of state. The sash is worn over the right shoulder, with the badge hanging at the left hip; the star is pinned on the left chest.

Brazil, Order of Military Merit, Grand Cross set (Br64)
Brazil, Order of Naval Merit, Grand Officer set (Br65)
Brazil, Order of Aeronautical Merit, Grand Cross set (Br66)
Colombia, Military Order of San Mateo, 3rd Class set (Co26)
Cuba, Order of Military Merit, Grade II sta (Cu58)
Cuba, Order of Naval Merit, Grade I star, Grade II star (Cu58)
Ecuador, Atahualpa Decoration for Merit, Grand Cross (Ec11)
Guatemala, Order of the Army, Grand Cross set (Gt25)
Paraguay, Order of Military Merit, Grand Cross set (Py18)
Peru, Cross of Naval Merit, Grand Cross set (Pe29)
Uruguay, Order of Aeronautical Merit, Grand Cross set (military) (Uy12)
Venezuela, Order of Naval Merit, 1st Grade set (Ve26)
Argentina, Navy, Order of May, Grand Cross set (Ar60c )
Bolivia, Order of José Miguel Lanza, Grand Officer set (Bo43)
Bolivia, Order of Naval Merit, Grand Cross set (Bo44)
Bolivia, Order of Aeronautical Merit, Grand Cross set
Brazil, Order of Merit of the Armed Forces, Grand Cross set (Br77 )