The Latin American Congress of Probability and Mathematical Statistics (CLAPEM) is the main event in probability and statistics in the region, having been held roughly every two or three years for almost 30 years. It is organized under the auspices of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability and the SLAPEM (Latin-American Society on Probability and Mathematical Statistics). On this ocassion the event is organized by the Universidad de Costa Rica, the Universidad Nacional and the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica.