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Treaty of Tlatelolco: Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone for Latin America and the Caribbean Achieve Universal Nuclear Disarmament

The nuclear arms race and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis inspired Latin American governments to begin a process which would ensure that the region would never again become the scene of a nuclear conflict. These efforts culminated in the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (also known as the Treaty of Tlatelolco), which established the first Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (NWFZ) in a highly  populated area. The Treaty has been critical to advancing regional peace and security as well as creating a  precedent and inspiration for subsequent NWFZs and giving impetus to the universal elimination of nuclear weapons Read more