RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Uruguayan Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday the government's decision to withdraw from the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), as well as its intention to rejoin the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR), from which it had begun its exit procedure in September 2019 during former President Tabaré Vázquez's administration.
The Uruguayan government argued for its withdrawal from UNASUR by considering it "a regional body, based on political and ideological alignments". In addition, the Foreign Ministry's announcement states that the South American body has already been abandoned by the "majority . . .