The Congreso Latinoamericano de Probabilidad y Estadística Matemática (CLAPEM) is the official meeting of the Sociedad Latino Americana de Probabilidad y Estadística Matemática (SLAPEM), the Latin American Chapter of the Bernoulli Society. It is the major event in Probability and Statistics in the region and it gathers an important number of researchers and students, predominantely from Latin America. It serves as a forum to discuss and to disseminate recent advances in the field, as well as to reveal the future of our profession. Over nearly 40 years the CLAPEMs have greatly contributed to the development of Probability and Statistics in Latin America by promoting collaborations in the region as well as with the rest of the world. Previous editions were held in Caracas (1980,1985, 2009), Montevideo (1988), Ciudad de México (1990), San Pablo (1993), Viña del Mar (1995, 2012), Córdoba (1998), La Habana (2001), Punta del Este (2004), Lima (2007), Cartagena (2014) and San José (2016). Through the organizing institutions and sponsor societies, México welcomes this 15th edition of the CLAPEM, we look forward for an exciting scientific program featuring great keynote speakers, invited thematic sessions, short courses as well as contributed and posters sessions.