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Latin American Crystallographic Association (LACA)

A major accomplishment during the meeting in Córdoba was the formation of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Cristalografía (Latin American Crystallographic Association, LACA). A committee composed of representatives from each Latin American country with active crystallographers will work on the proposal to become a Regional Associate of the IUCr. J. Sabino (Brazil), D. Lamas (Argentina) and L. Bucio (Mexico) were elected as provisional President, Vice-President and Secretary, respectively. The newly formed LACA will encourage collaboration within the American continent and the formation of crystallographic societies and committees in Latin America.

Graciela Díaz de Delgado
2 May 2014