Rio Group

Rio Group

Infobox Geopolitical organization
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name = Rio Group
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membership_type = Membership
membership = 20 Latin American and Caribbean states
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established = 1986
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The Rio Group is an international organization of Latin American and 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.Fact|date=March 2008 The Rio Group does not have a secretariat or permanent body, and instead relies on yearly summits of heads of states.

Current member states in alphabetical order by column:columns |width=115px
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*Costa Rica
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*Dominican Republic
*El Salvador
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List of Summit meeting

See also

* Union of South American Nations

External links

* [ Explanation of the Rio Group] from the Brazilian government.
* [ Pro-tempore secretariat hosted by Chile from 2001]

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