Commissions of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) are addressing issues of regional interests, such as healthcare and security, during sessions Thursday and Friday in this capital city.
The sessions are taking place at the centrally located National Hotel as regional parliamentarians look for the promotion of sanitary actions with stronger and more efficient impact on the social behavior of citizens. They are also exchanging views on urban security, terrorism and organized crime.
Cuba is again hosting the Parlatino sessions as a way to honor its compromise with the regional entity, as part of which the Caribbean nation undertakes different commitments.
Parlatino speaker, Panamanian legislator Elias Castillo, who visited Cuba in May, acknowledged the discipline, the serious and systematic work of the island. He also praised Cuba's contribution to crucial issues, such as democracy, the environment , financial crises, unemployment, poverty and hunger.
The Latin American Parliament was set up in December 1964, in Lima, Peru. The regional entity is made up of the Netherland Antilles, Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Perú, The Dominican Republic, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.