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Latin America Regional Recorder's Meeting - April 15, 2021
Submitted by Stephen Balke, General Grand Recorder, Cryptic Masons International

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On April 15, a conference call was held with the Latin America Regional Recorders. A summary of the call is below.

Central America

  • Open with social distancing
  • Degrees
    • Planned for September
  • Grand Sessions
    • December TBA
    • Including Grand Chapter (2 Day Event)

Estados Unidos de Los Mexicanos

  • Not yet open - virtual meetings
    • Over the next month TBD Opening
    • Planning Degrees
  • Grand Sessions
    • Successful Grand Assembly in March
    • Second weekend of March - 
      • Grand Council - March 10, 2022
      • Grand Chapter - March 11, 2022
      • Grand Lodge - March 11-12, 2022
  • Host of 2022 - York Rite Latin America - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
    • Easter Week - TBD
  • Grand Charter and Constitution timing?

Panama

  • Open - with restrictions
    • Contagiousness and mortality rate going down.
    • Quarantine paid off. - Vaccinations are going well.
  • Degrees
    • Good class this year - 
    • Starting next month with Chapter
    • Council later in the year
  • April 16, 2021 - Anniversary of the Grand Lodge of Panama
    • Saturday - Virtual ceremony to commemorate the anniversary.
  • Grand Sessions - 
    • January - Successful Sessions
    • TBD - January 2022 - planning for in person. 

Paraguay

  • Still closed and having a tough time with COVID.
    • Vaccines are not as forthcoming as in other places.
  • Grand Sessions - TBD - Hoping to have in person

Peru

  • Still closed and having a tough time with COVID.
    • Vaccines are not as forthcoming as in other places.
  • Grand Sessions - TBD -  Hoping to have in person

Venezuela

  • Still closed and having a tough time with COVID.
    • Vaccines are not as forthcoming as in other places.
  • Grand Sessions - TBD -  Hoping to have in person

Latin America

  • CMI - 
    • Elections in April 
    • Lima, Peru (TBD - Fires)
  • COMACA - TBD

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