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The 38th edition of the South American MP Championships will be held in the capital of Ecuador, Quito, in the very next days. 75 athletes from 6 countries will compete in youth, junior and senior level. The countries with representatives are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela (yes, Panama will take part in the event even though it's placed in Central American, but let's remember Panama used to be part of Colombia). Yane Marques, from Brazil, will miss the competition since she is competing in the World Senior Championships in Chengdu, China, so the competiton is wide open, with Larissa Lellys from Brazil and Pamela Zapata from Argentina being the favourites to take the title. In the men's field, members of the strong and leveled Brazilian team might face strong competition from Chilean Cristián Bustos and local David Ruales.
The venue is the Escuela Superior Militar (Esmil) in Quito. In this same place a competition of military pentathlon will be held later this month in the 20th Festival Sudamericano de Cadetes (September 11-16).
Source: lahora.com article (in Spanish)
Brazilian squad: http://www.pentatlo.org.br/noticia_detalhe.php?cod_noticias=333 (in Portuguese)
Venezuelan squad: http://www.mindeporte.gob.ve/galeria/v/PENTATLON/