On December 7, 1964, in the city of Lima, after a long lasting struggle since the middle of the century, the Latin American Parliament was created. According to one of the paragraphs of the Statement of Lima, subscribed on that opportunity, it is a permanent democratic institution representing all political trends existing in our legislative bodies; it is in charge of promoting, harmonizing and canalizing the movement towards integration.
The Latin American Parliament (Parlatino), is a regional, permanent and unicameral organization, comprising the National Latin American Parliaments elected democratically upon popular vote, whose countries have subscribed the corresponding Institutionalization Treaty on November 16, 1987, in Lima – Peru, and those whose States have adhered thereto or will do it in the course of time, according to procedures set forth in this Statute.
The agenda for the Latin American Parliament at Pune World Summit 2016 is as follows:
Addressing the Issue of Drug Trafficking in South America
Drug trafficking has been amongst South America’s biggest social, economic and political problems since the past 3 decades. Cartels running operations in very sophisticated and strategic ways have come to dictate national policies in countries such as Columbia and Mexico over the past few decades. The money obtained through drug trafficking is being used to fund various other anti-social activities as well. The Latin American Parliament at Pune World Summit 2015 must work towards measures which will reduce and possible eradicate drug trafficking altogether as well.