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During its 10th Meeting in Rome, Italy in September 2011, several changes to the composition of the ICSU Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (RCLAC) were announced.

Participants of RCLAC10 in Rome, Italy in September 2011

ICSU ROLAC welcomes Anthony Clayton (Jamaica), Humberto Rodríguez (Colombia), and Jerson Silva (Brazil) who will start their term as new members of the Regional Committee in January 2012. We are very much looking forward to working with these three high-level scientists.

ICSU ROLAC thanks Carmen Samayoa (Guatemala), Tara Dasgupta (Jamaica) and Enrique Lessa (Uruguay), who will end their second term as Committee members in December 2011, for their scientific advice and for their continuous dedication to ICSU RCLAC. As past members of the Committee, we are certain that they will continue sharing their valuable expert opinion and that they will remain part of the ICSU family.

During its 10th meeting, RCLAC also welcomed Jose Luis Moran López as new ex-officio member. His appointment as liaison by the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the host of the ICSU Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, is very much appreciated by the Committee and by ICSU ROLAC.

Sergio Pastrana (Cuba) was elected ICSU Vice-President for External Relations during the ICSU General Assembly in Rome in September 2011, and will no longer be able to act as ex-officio member of the Regional Committee. We thank him for his strong commitment and for his valuable contributions to RCLAC over the past years. ICSU ROLAC welcomes Luiz Davidovich (Brazil) who will join RCLAC as new ex-officio member and liaison to the ICSU EB.

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