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Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Opanal)

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

The Agency (Organismo para la Proscripción de las Armas Nucleares en la América Latina y el Caribe) was established following the Cuban missile crisis to guarantee implementation of the world’s first Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone (NWFZ) in the region. Created by the Treaty of Tlatelolco (1967), OPANAL is an intergovernmental agency responsible for ensuring that the requirements of the Treaty are enforced. OPANAL has played a major role in establishing other NWFZs throughout the world.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005

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  • Barry Turner

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