Bolivian President demands OAS reforms
On 4 June 2012, during the opening session of the Organization of American States’ (OAS) 42nd annual summit in Cochabamba, Bolivian President Evo Morales demanded substantial reforms to the organization to reduce its reliance on the United States. Among
them, he recommended eliminating a number of the OAS’s bodies, including the Inter-American Defense Board (IDR), and proposed forming new organs that would better defend indigenous rights and act freely of U.S. influence. On 5 June 2012, Bolivia, Ecuador,
Nicaragua, and Venezuela pulled out of the Inter-American Treaty on Reciprocal Assistance.
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