Video On Demand

Can the Rio Treaty Help Venezuela?

January 21, 2020 • 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST

Please join the CSIS Future of Venezuela Initiative to discuss the implications of invoking the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance, known as the Rio Treaty or TIAR for its initials in Spanish.

Member countries of the Rio Treaty agreed in September 2019 to implement economic and political measures against targeted members of the Nicolás Maduro regime in Venezuela. As part of the treaty, members countries agreed to sanction and extradite Venezuelan governments officials who participate in drug trafficking, terrorist activities, organized crime, and human rights violations. They also agreed to freeze these members’ assets.

During this event, our speakers will discuss the political, diplomatic, and economic implications of using the Rio Treaty to further address the crisis in Venezuela. The discussion will be moderated by CSIS’ Moises Rendon.

Additional panelists will be announced shortly.

This event was made possible through general support to CSIS.

Moises Rendon
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Americas Program

Ambassador Gustavo Tarre

Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the OAS

Ambassador Fernando Simas Magalhães

Permanent Representative of Brazil to the OAS