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Is Mexico in NATO?

¿Está México en la OTAN?

Is Mexico in NATO?

Is Mexico in NATO?  No, Mexico is not a part of NATO?

Why is Mexico not in NATO?

Why is Mexico not a member of NATO when it is often nconsidered a North American country along with the U.S. and Canada and has affinities with the U.S.?

Mexico was originally a member of the Inter-American Mutual Assistance Treaty, a military alliance of Latin American countries signed in 1947. There was no major reason for Mexico to join NATO because its memberships would overlap.

The Inter-American Mutual Assistance Treaty could be considered a Latin American version of NATO.

However, when the treaty was applied after the September 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S., Mexico – fearing that it might enter the anticipated war in Iraq – declared its withdrawal in 2002 and withdrew in September 2004.

At this point, Mexico did not need to actively participate in NATO or similar military alliances. Rather, it was in a position such that it did not want to participate.

As exemplified by the withdrawal from a military alliance in the past, Mexico has more to lose than to gain by joining a military alliance such as NATO.

Mexico is not interested in NATO because it faces no threat of foreign invasion and it has its hands full maintaining its own security.

Mexico is not imposing sanction against Russia

Mexican President Lopez Obrador has made it clear that he has no intention of imposing sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine in March 2021.

Aeroflot Russian Airlines also continues to have flights to Mexico. The Mexican government has stated that it opposes aggression with regard to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but has not restricted any economic activity.

About The Inter-American Mutual Assistance Treaty

The Inter-American Mutual Assistance Treaty, signed in Rio de Janeiro on September 2, 1947 and entered into force on March 12, 1948, was a military alliance for defense between the U.S. and South American countries.

After entering into force on March 12, 1948, it reflected the Cold War structure. With this treaty and the Bogota Charter (Organization of American States), signed on April 30, 1948 and entered into force on December 13, 1951, the U.S. incorporated the Latin American countries militarily and economically into the Western camp.

Are the U.S. and Mexico allies?

Currently, there is no military alliance between the U.S. and Mexico.

Does Mexico have military allies?

Mexico is a member of the Pacific Alliance, but it is not a military alliance.

The Pacific Alliance (Alianza del Pacífico) is an organization composed of Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Chile that seeks economic integration among its member countries. It also aims to strengthen political and economic relations with the Asia-Pacific region.