Atlas Network’s new Center for Latin America works with local civil society organizations across the region to solve complex issues from the bottom up. Together we can build an inclusive prosperity and a future of freedom in Latin America.

FEATURED STORIES

PRO-MARKETS OR PRO-BUSINESS?

The question “should businessmen/women be pro-market or pro-business?” seems silly at best and confusing at worst. Yet, it is at the heart of a crucial public debate concerning the prospects of free markets and an open society—particularly in Latin American countries, where political authoritarianism and the myth of economic cen...

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VENEZUELA'S CONTINUING NIGHTMARE

The headlines paint a grim picture of Venezuela. Rule of law is virtually absent; private businesses are routinely seized; hyperinflation cripples everyday commerce; and so many people are fleeing the country that it has created Latin America’s largest exodus ever. But there are a pair of Atlas Network partners still standing fo...

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AMLO—IS MEXICO HEADED BACK TOWARD THE ROAD TO SERFDOM?

On Dec. 1, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, better known as AMLO, will become the next President of Mexico for the six-year term of 2018-2024. His stunning victory represents a watershed moment in the nation’s transition to a modern democracy. AMLO won with almost 53 percent of the popular vote; and his party, Morena, was able to ca...

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ABOUT THE CENTER

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.

Dr. Roberto Salinas León 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.

FOR PARTNERS

GRANTS

From general support to special project funding. Atlas Network offers its partners in Latin American a range of strategic opportunities on a competitive basis.

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AWARDS

In recognition of excellence and special achievements, Atlas Network identifies and rewards the very best in its Latin America network through a variety of awards and prizes.

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TRAININGS

Atlas Network provides digital and in-person training to take the leadership in the Latin American freedom movement to the next level.

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COUNCIL OF IDEAS

The Council of Ideas consists of those who wish to invest their time, resources and expertise in achieving the goals of the Center for Latin America. We meet in person annually to discuss challenges and opportunities that should inform the work of the Center and the many local civil society organizations with which it partners.

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