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  • 1 University of Texas at Austin Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory, Pickle Research Center 10100 Burnet Road, Building 159, MC R-9000, Austin, TX 78712, USA
  • | 2 Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory R-9000 Austin, Texas 78712, USA
  • | 3 Faculty Innovative Center, College of Engineering, University of Texas Austin, Texas 78712, USA
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In this paper, a description is made of the survey that was undertaken, for the first time, about the situation of radiochemistry activities in the Region of Latin America, comprising twenty countries from South America, Central America and the Caribbean. It became clear from this study that very strong differences exist between the countries and that most of the nuclear facilities in operation, such as nuclear reactors, hot cells, radiochemical laboratories and cyclotrons are concentrated in seven countries, accompanied by research and educational activities. A detailed study of the situation and trends in the Latin American countries is presented, as regards teaching and other activities related to Radiochemistry, as well as a series of suggestions for preservation of knowledge in the field.