Union Latina

established on 15 May 1954, became functional in 1983 to 2012; its aim was to project, protect, and promote the common heritage and unifying identities of the Latin and Latin-influenced world; on 26 January 2012, because of financial difficulties, it announced the suspension of activities; the 36 members were: Angola, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Italy, Moldova, Monaco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Spain, Timor-Leste, Uruguay, and Venezuela; 4 observers were: Argentina, Holy See, Mexico, Order of Malta