Asociación Latinoamericana de Archivos

To further the aims of ICA and to strengthen co-operation within the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries of Latin America, and Spain and Portugal. ALA is responsible for carrying out the policy and programmes of ICA in this region, where these are relevant to ALA members.

ALA was established as Asociación Latinoamericana de Archivos in Lima, Peru, on 6 April 1973. ALA joined ICA as regional branch in 1976 (Resolution 5, ICA General Assembly, Washington, United States of America, 28 September 1976). ALA operates under the Constitution of the Association latinoamericana de archivos adopted in Madrid, Spain, 1982 (published in ALA, special issue, 1986).