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The Latin Union is a defunct international organization of nations that use Romance languages, with the aim of protecting, projecting, and promoting the common cultural heritage of Latin peoples and unifying identities of the Latin, and Latin-influenced, world. It was created in 1954 in Madrid, Spain, and existed as a functional institution from 1983 to 2012. Its membership rose from 12 to 36 states, including countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

The official names of the Latin Union are: Unió Llatina{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} in Catalan, Union latine{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} in French, Unione Latina{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} in Italian, União Latina{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} in Portuguese, Uniunea Latină{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} in Romanian, and Unión Latina{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} in Spanish.<ref>Latin Union Official Site</ref>

Due to financial difficulties, the Latin Union announced on 26 January 2012 the suspension of its activities, the dissolution of its Secretariat General (effective July 31, 2012) and termination of employment for all the organization's personnel.<ref>"Disolución de la Secretaría General de la Unión Latina", Unión Latina, accessed 2012-06-10.</ref>


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