May 16, 2022

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The Tlatelolco Accord establishes Latin America as a nuclear-weapon-free zone


On the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the signing of the so-called Tlatelolco Agreement, Foreign Minister Marcelo Efrat stressed that the tool established Latin America as a nuclear-weapon-free zone, thus helping to protect the people.

“This agreement was a precursor and Latin America and the Caribbean, together, put on the table the possibilities of having any nuclear hazard zones in the world,” he said.

At the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ebrad Casaubon assured that the country’s foreign policy focuses on the prohibition of nuclear weapons worldwide.

Today 40 percent of the world’s population lives in areas without nuclear weapons, but 60 percent live in danger, so the reason is valid, we need to move forward, and we’re committed to that, along with other countries.

In addition to this commitment, the Mexican ambassador warned that there is another important initiative involving other weapons in Mexico.

Focusing on the struggle in that work is equally important. Now we’ve filed a lawsuit in the United States against arms manufacturers for negligence, you know: they produce weapons that target the market closest to drug trafficking; We call the market “narcotics”, they are almost identical weapons. But we have put forward a series of efforts at the United Nations, the Security Council, and other United Nations agencies to better curb the smuggling of these weapons.
Ebrad Casaubon noted that his administration would like to take inspiration from what has been achieved in the region with regard to nuclear weapons, to do something similar to the weapons that have contributed to the violent death toll in Latin American countries and other parts of the world.

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“Therefore, this is the policy that President Lopez Obrador came to table at the Security Council, and I firmly believe that it was achieved on the basis of nuclear weapons over the last half century. In the face of the violence we are experiencing around the world, ”he stressed.

Finally, Marcelo Ebrard made it clear that they would not stop their efforts to improve the effective control of illegal arms smuggling and the careless practices of their manufacturers.

What is the Tlatelolco Agreement?

On February 14, 1967, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean, known as the Tladlல்கlco Agreement, was signed in Mexico City and promoted by former Mexican Foreign Minister Alfonso Garcia Robles.

Due to the positive global impact of the Tlatelolco Agreement, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1982 to its publisher, Alfonso Garcia Robles.

Under the agreement, the United States and the Organization for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean have pledged to use nuclear energy for the benefit of mankind and at the same time promote international disarmament.

Except Mexico, Argentina, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Granada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

(Information from TV Azteca)