Atlas Network’s Center for Latin America promotes peace, justice and opportunity to all in a region in the midst of volatile change. We strengthen and leverage a partner network of more than 80 independent civil society organizations based in the countries of Latin America. These partners are ideally positioned to develop and implement "home-grown solutions" to poverty and other public policy challenges.
The Center for Latin America's partners share a general worldview that societies flourish when individual liberty is protected, the rule of law is well understood, and governments' powers are limited. In such societies, individuals use their talents to respond to needs of their fellow citizens as revealed by the market order, rather than chasing privileges granted by political class that is often marked by cronyism and corruption.
Building on nearly four-decades of investment by Atlas Network in the region, the Center for Latin America provides its partners with world-class training and mentoring; with grant competitions for project funding; and with networking opportunities that foster peer-to-peer learning and collaboration.
Launched in November 2018, the Center is directed by Dr. Roberto Salinas León, who also heads the Mexico Business Forum and the Alamos Alliance, while also serving as Senior Policy Advisor to TV Azteca and Grupo Salinas, in Mexico.
In addition to our core activities of providing training and investing in our partners' highest-impact projects, we are actively recruiting members for our Council of Ideas -- a community of leaders in business, philanthropy, academia, and media, who want to play an active role in shaping a more positive future for the region. The first retreat of Council of Ideas will occur immediately following the 2019 Latin America Liberty Forum in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The result of the Center's work will be greater opportunities and rising living standards for everyone in Latin America. By helping our partners in their pursuit of achievable policy reforms change, as well as a long-term renewal of appreciation for the principles of classical liberalism, we can together build an inclusive prosperity that will usher in a period of peace and justice for all.