instruíamos
-we were instructing
The word instruíamos is the imperfect form of instruir in the first person plural.
See the full instruir conjugation

instruir

Sin embargo, hubo una propuesta en la que instruíamos a la Comisión a presentar una propuesta y, a este respecto, aquellos que lo hicimos en el Parlamento nos extralimitamos sin duda en el ejercicio de nuestros poderes.
We had a proposal, however, in which we instructed the Commission to put forward a proposal and, in that respect, those of us in Parliament no doubt exceeded the limits of our powers.
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