Atlas Network President Dr. Alex Chafuen will talk on the ideological and policy battles behind Latin American economies. Is turmoil or prosperity ahead?

"Latin Americans trade more with the United States than the Chinese," Chafuen said. "U.S. producers export three times more to the region than to China. Latin America also beats China as a destination of U.S. foreign direct investment. With the slowdown in China and continued slow growth in Europe, will Latin America capture more U.S. interest?"

Read more about the three key trends in the battle for freedom in Latin America.

Since its inception in 1981, Atlas Network has provided approximately $30 million in support of free-market think tanks in Latin America. Dr. Chafuen will share the relevant information received from key members of the Atlas Network who play relevant roles in the Americas and provide a unique perspective about the future of the region.

Atlas Network Trendsetters started in New York City as part of Atlas Network’s mission to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement, bringing together like-minded individuals who range in age from 21-45 years old. Each month, Atlas Network Trendsetters holds events featuring experts from different regions around the world. Join us for our monthly open-bar gatherings around the city to network and learn about top trends in the global freedom movement. Trendsetters events are only for Atlas Network Trendsetters members and their guests. Please join as a member today.


Dr. Chafuen serves as President of Atlas Network and has previously served as President and CEO from 1991-2009, and was elected to its Board in 2009. He joined Atlas Network in 1985 and worked alongside its founder, Sir Antony Fisher. He is a trustee of Grove City College in Pennsylvania, and he's been a member of the Mont Pelerin Society since 1980. A graduate of the Argentina Catholic University, he was a professor at the Argentine Catholic University, University of Buenos Aires, and The Hispanic American University, CA. Dr. Chafuen serves on several boards including the Chase Foundation of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, the Fraser Institute (Canada), and is Honorary Active Member and member of the Member’s Committee of the John Templeton Foundation, the World Charity Foundation and The Templeton Religion Trust. He is member of the board of advisors of The Philanthropic Enterprise, and was member of the founding committee of Donors Trust. He is also the president and founder of the Hispanic American Center of Economic Research and is the author of Faith and Liberty.
Dr. Chafuen is a regular contributor to writing a column “Intellectual Entrepreneurs” focusing on think tanks and policy scholars. He received the Global Leadership Award from the Leadership Institute, the Bow Group (U.K.), the World Congress of Families/Howard Center for Family, and recently received the 2014 Walter Judd Freedom Award. His book Faith and Liberty about the Christian roots of free market economics has been published in several editions in seven countries. In 2010, Atlas Network recognized Alex for 25 years of service.