The idea of a Latin American parliamentary meeting is not new, and it came up before the Latin American summit of Heads of State and Government itself. To be more precise, in 1983 the first Conference of Speakers of democratic Latin American countries was held in Madrid. From 1983 to 1999, and on a continuous basis, a total of ten meetings took place in this format. In 2005, after six years of interruption the parliamentary dimension of the Latin American Conference is given a new impetus.

 

More specifically, the Latin American Parliamentary Forum was established in 2005 at the initiative of the Cortes Generales, with a strong involvement of other Parliaments, such as the Parliaments of Portugal, Chile or Uruguay. The goal of the Forum is to bring the citizens of our nations closer to all that represents, and shall continue to represent in the future, the system of Latin American Fora.

 

A total of eight conferences have taken place since 2005.

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LUGAR

FECHAS

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I

Bilbao (Reino de España) 30 September - 1 October 2005 Multidisciplinary

II

Montevideo (República Oriental de Uruguay) 25 and 26 September 2006 Migrations for shared development

III

Santiago de Chile - Valparaíso (República de chile) 11 and 12 September 2007 Social cohesión: the role of Parliaments

IV

San Salvador (República de El Salvador) 11 and 12 September 2008 Youth Development

V

Lisboa (República Portuguesa) 23 and 24 November 2009 Innovation and knowledge

VI

Buenos Aires (República Argentina) 11 and 12 november  2010 Education: a factor for social integration

VII

Asunción (Paraguay) 24 and 25 October  2011. The transformation of the State and Development

VIII

Cádiz (España) 25 and 26 October 2012 A renewed relation on occasion of the Bicentenary of the Constitution of Cádiz

The next Forum shall take place in Panama in 2013.

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