Minesweepers 2018 Regional Rounds | Latin America is here!
Latin American countries have been suffering from landmines long time ago although most of them have signed the Mine Ban Treaty. Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Cuba, these countries are still contaminated by landmines and their government are struggling now to eliminate all landmines. Colombia ranks the second on the 2015 list of countries with the most landmines, according to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL).
Over 7 years Minesweepers have been making more than a regional round in Egypt and Latin American countries.
Continuing its efforts, Minesweepers 2018 is making a regional round for Latin American countries for the 3rd year to raise awareness about Landmines.
During the preparation for Latin America Regional Round, the first Bolivian Local Round of Minesweepers was held at La Salle University, Bolivia, to classify the first three places to participate in the regional competition of Ecuador.
In this Local competition, 11 teams participated in total, one in the Junior category, another in the Industrial category and 9 in the Academy category.
The Latin American regional round takes place at University of the Armed Forces ESPE Extension Latacunga, Ecuador, during July 24 – 27, 2018. The top winners will be qualified to compete again towards a landmines-free world at the international finals at IROS 2018, in Madrid, Spain, during October 1 – 5, 2018.
It is your chance to take part of our journey Towards a Landmine-free World!