Rio Treaty Group Agrees to Enforcement and Sanctions Cooperation against Former Maduro Regime

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Bruce Zagaris

On September 23, 2019, 16 of the 18 state parties to the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) (hereafter the “Rio Treaty”) adopted a resolution to take legal actions against the individuals and entities in the former Maduro administration suspected of participating in crimes and to coordinate sanctions against the former Maduro administration.[1] The meeting discussed regional next steps to respond to the worsening crisis in Venezuela.  The last time the Organization of American States convened this meeting was to discuss collection action after the attacks of September 11, 2001.