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Within the framework of incipient electronic governance, this article aims at exploring the ways in which Latin American parliamentary actors use new technologies, especially the Internet. Regional modalities regarding the use of this means for the strengthening of democratic institutions are outlined herein. Upon the introduction of electronic parliaments, it identifies development patterns regarding the initiatives of parliaments and political parties with parliamentary representation on the Internet. Furthermore it registers the features thereof, evaluates their properties according to their potential in terms of electronic democracy and eventually, analyses the variables of influence within the different paths chosen.