Dear Associate and Collaborating Members, and friends of CEMLA, 

We appreciate your messages of support, solidarity and affection after the earthquake of last 19 September in Mexico City. Our headquarters are in Colonia Roma, one of the areas with greater damage; however, neither the staff of the Center, nor the participants in the Workshop on Advanced Macroeconomic Forecasting, were affected. Once it was established that our facilities were safe, the event was successfully concluded, thanks to the support of the participants and the staff, thus fulfilling our commitment to service the central bank community. This week, we returned to our activities at the Center on a full-time basis. We hope that normality and calm will soon return to the families and communities that have suffered the most in Mexico, as well as to other countries that have also faced natural disasters in our region.