Created in 1948 in Bogota, Colombia, to promote
Latin American and (by extension) Caribbean economic and social development
. Its current
members are Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, USA, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Although Cuba was one of its original
members, but had its membership
suspended since 1962.
Headquartered in Washington, DC.