ajc – 4 Latin America nations pull out of defense treaty

By CARLOS VALDEZ

The Associated Press

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia — Four Latin American countries announced Tuesday that they’re pulling out of a regional defense treaty while pressing for changes in the Organization of American States.

The foreign ministers of Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Nicaragua said on the final day of an OAS meeting that their countries are withdrawing from the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance, originally signed in 1947.

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