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|Membership||24 Latin American and Caribbean states|
The Rio Group (Portuguese: Grupo do Rio [ˈɡɾupu du ˈʁi.u]; Spanish: Grupo de Río [ˈɡɾupo ðe ˈri.o]) was an international organization of Latin American and some Caribbean states. It was created on 18 December 1986 in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro by means of the Declaration of Rio de Janeiro, signed by Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela (the members of the Contadora Group and the Contadora Support Group). To some extent it was perceived by some observers as an alternative body to the Organization of American States during the Cold War, since that body was dominated by the United States. The Rio Group did not have a secretariat or permanent body, and instead relied on yearly summits of heads of states.
It was succeeded in 2010 by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.
Member states/organizations in alphabetical order by column:
List of summit meetings
|VIII||1994||Rio de Janeiro||Brazil|
|XVI||2002||San José||Costa Rica|
|XVIII||2004||Rio de Janeiro||Brazil|
|XX||2008||Santo Domingo||Dominican Republic|
- Union of South American Nations
- Organization of Ibero-American States (The Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture)
- Ibero-American Summit
- Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance/Rio Pact
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