Latin America has banned nuclear weapons, why can't we?
NSC News | Friday, 19 February 2016 |
600 million Latin Americans live happily without nuclear weapons, why can’t we?
In 1967 Latin America and the Caribbean agreed the Treaty of Tlatelolco banning nuclear weapons from the whole region.
This commitment was reaffirmed last month by all 33 countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean states (CELAC).
The Treaty, one of the most comprehensive in the world, prohibits the testing, use, manufacturing, production and acquisition as well as the receipt, storage installation and deployment of nuclear weapons.
At the UN General Assembly on 12 October 2015, Ecuador on behalf of CELAC, issued a call for Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zones around the world based on the example of the Treaty of Tlatelolco.
NSC and Viva! Bradford https://www.facebook.com/vivabradford supporters and a giant Nicaraguan puppet will be joining the CND anti Trident march on 27 February http://cnduk.org/ to highlight this message. Meet at Speakers Corner, 11.45am