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Tag: Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance

  • Wednesday, September 25th 2019 - 09:56 UTC

    In support of Venezuela, Uruguay abandons the Rio Treaty

    Uruguayan foreign minister Nino Novoa making the announcement at a press conference on Tuesday midday in Montevideo

    Uruguay will leave the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR, also known as Rio Pact) due to an “obvious attempt” by the other signatories to use it to threaten Venezuela with the use of force, Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said at a press conference in Montevideo on Tuesday.

  • Tuesday, September 24th 2019 - 09:52 UTC

    OAS votes to use Rio Treaty to implement economic sanctions to the Maduro regime, but no military action

    Although there were no immediate reactions from Caracas, in recent weeks Maduro and his aides have publicly denounced the Rio Treaty

    In a meeting convened by the Organization of American States, 16 of the 19 states party to the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance, a 1947 pact known as the Rio Treaty, backed using the pact to collaborate on law-enforcement operations and economic sanctions against Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, and associates, accusing his regime of criminal activity including drug trafficking and money laundering.