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June 8, 2016
ABRACE holds annual Congress in Brasilia

(L-R): Ernesto Ortiz (AIPS EC member), Kleiber Beltrão (Brasilia's Association President), Aderson Maia (ABRACE's President), Gabriel Cazenave (AIPS America President) and Vicente Dattoli (AIPS EC member)
by Vicente Dattoli, AIPS EC member
BRASILIA, June 8, 2016 - With the presence of three members of the Executive Committee of AIPS, including the president of AIPS America, Gabriel Cazenave, the ABRACE (Brazilian Association of Sports Journalists) held ts 42nd annual conference from 26-29 May in Brasilia, bringing together representatives from 20 state entities. Important issues related to the profession were treated in the three days of debate, including the importance of membership to international organizations.
During the Congress, Aderson Maia, president of ABRACE for 22 years, said this will be his last year as head of the national association. This was the first time that Brasilia, Brazil's capital, was the meeting point of sports journalists. In 2017, when the new leader of the ABRACE will be elected, the congress will be held in March in the city of Fortaleza, the host of the AIPS Congress in 2000.
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