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Latin American Jurisdictions: ALADI

Bloc Membership

ALADI

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Cuba

Ecuador

Mexico

Paraguay

Peru

Uruguay

Venezuela

Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)

 

The 1980 Montevideo Treaty was intended to further the process of economic integration started in the Latin American region two decades earlier and provided for the creation of the Latin American Integration Association (LAIA in English, ALADI in Spanish and Portuguese), in place of the Latin American Free Trade Association (LAFTA) established by the Montevideo Treaty concluded in 1960.

This new juridical instrument was signed on 12 August 1980, at Montevideo (Uruguay), by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of eleven Latin American states: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Cuba joined them in 1999.