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image by Eugene Ipavec, 3 August 2005
I found in a catalogue a low-quality, black-and-white image of a postage
stamp sheet released by Venezuela on 3 July 2005. The sheet is captioned (on the
catalogue) "Latin-American Parliament". The writings on the sheet borders and on
the stamps are not legible on the catalogue. One of the stamp shows a flag with
an emblem, itself detailed on an other stamp. The emblem shows a map of Latin
America, apparently including Central America and the Caribbean Islands,
surrounded by a wreath.
Ivan Sache, 20 July 2005
It appears to be the flag shown in the third photo at
http://www.comunidadandina.org/prensa/archivo/foto_172.htm - to the right of
the Andean Community
flag. The field is light blue, with the emblem green on white. The website
of the Parliament shows that emblem, but I could not find an image of the flag.
Ned Smith, 20 July 2005
A brief description of the Parliament is given at
http://www.parlatino.org/conteudo.php?id=21&lg=es (in Spanish & Portuguese),
translated--poorly--by yours truly:
On the 7th of December of 1964 in the city of Lima, after a struggle dating back a full half-century, the Latin American Parliament was constituted. According to one of the paragraphs of the Declaration of Lima, it exists as a permanent democratic institution, representative of all the existing political tendencies in our legislative bodies; and to promote, to harmonize and channel movement towards integration.
The Latin American Parliament (Parlatino), is a regional, permanent and unicameral organism, integrated by the national Parliaments of Latin America, elected democratically by means of popular suffrage in countries that ratified the corresponding Treaty of Institutionalization signed on the 16th of November, 1987, in Lima, Peru, and those whose States adhered to the treaty at a later time, in accordance with the procedures indicated in this Statute. The admission of other members is the exclusive prerogative of the Assembly.
The Parliament has the following permanent and unalterable principles: