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13,000 COSTA RICANS SAY NO TO LUXURY PENSION SYSTEMS

More than one million Costa Ricans — almost 20 percent of the country’s population — live in poverty while almost ten thousand receive “luxury pensions.” According to Atlas Network partner Instituto de Desarrollo Empresarial y Accion Social (the Institute of Business Development and Social Action, or IDEAS), a group of pensioner...

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CEPOS’S LATEST STUDY CHALLENGES THE STATUS QUO ON INEQUALITY

Claims that increases in wealth benefit only those at the top and have a negligible impact on the lower rungs of the economic ladder are driving the discussion on inequality. However, a recent study by the Danish Center for Political Studies (CEPOS) shows that this position is partly the result of a faulty framework.

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STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY BRASIL’S STATE CONFERENCES HOST 2,300 ATTENDEES

Although Brazil emerged from its recession in 2017, corruption and cronyism still trouble the nation. Government monopolies are large, provide low quality services, and create barriers to entry that discourage competition. To combat these trends, Students For Liberty Brasil (SFLB) have designed, planned, and executed a series of...

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SMITH FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: PETAR ČEKEREVAC

The Smith Fellowship, one of the many programs of Atlas Network’s Leadership Academy, brings up-and-coming leaders from around the world to Washington D.C., where they receive varied training in marketing, fundraising, management, and other relevant skills. A recent alumnus of the Smith Fellowship, Petar Čekerevac, is executive...

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LATIN AMERICA THINK TANK SHARK TANK 2018 CONTESTANTS ANNOUNCED

Latin America’s Think Tank Shark Tank is a regional competition aimed at supporting innovation in the promotion of liberty. Three professionals pitch their programs to a panel of judges, in a showcase of some of the region’s most exciting new liberty advancing projects. The winner will receive $10,000 to support their pitch proj...

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LIPA – CROATIAN TAXPAYERS’ ASSOCIATION WINS 2018 EUROPE LIBERTY AWARD

Lipa – Croatian Taxpayers’ Association has won Atlas Network’s 2018 Europe Liberty Award for its successful campaign against the introduction of property taxes in Croatia. Lipa’s campaign against the introduction of property taxes in Croatia – which already has one of the highest tax burdens in the EU – gathered over 145,000 sig...

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CONGRESS PASSES RIGHT TO TRY LAW IN A MAJOR WIN FOR THE GOLDWATER INSTITUTE

Joining the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a “Right to Try” law on May 22. Expected to be signed by President Trump, this new law lifts restrictions on terminally ill patients from trying treatments that are still being tested in clinical trials but potentially life-saving. The Goldwater Institute, an Atla...

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WILL SOUTH AFRICA GO THE WAY OF ZIMBABWE?

The following is a speech delivered by Temba A. Nolutshungu, director of South Africa-based Free Market Foundation, during Atlas Network’s Global Policy Perspectives event April 25. The Global Policy Perspectives event series, generously supported by the Achelis & Bodman Foundation and the Smith Family Foundation, presents timel...

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BIKALPA LAUNCHES ONLINE NEWS PORTAL FOR NEPAL

In keeping with the international trend, populism has taken root in some of the major political parties of Nepal. Politicization of the press and media has also presented a significant challenge to providing news without a political bent. Atlas Network partner Bikalpa – An Alternative has launched a neutral news outlet with the...

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AELSO LAUNCHES ‘TOLERANCE AND PROSPERITY CARAVAN’ FOR AFGHANISTAN

Earlier this month, the Afghanistan Economic and Legal Studies Organization (AELSO) launched a new project to promote democracy, liberty, and tolerance, while opposing radicalism in order to bring peace and prosperity to the country. The initiative, called the “Tolerance and Prosperity Caravan,” is a nationwide project with goa...

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LEGAL VICTORY FOR FREE SPEECH IN GREECE A WIN FOR KEFIM, TOO

In 2014, the Greek government passed an anti-racism law aimed at cutting down on incitements to violence in the country. While well-intentioned, an application of this law in action saw the recent criminal trial of Greek author Soti Triantafyllou for an op-ed she wrote in late 2015 in which she mentioned a false quote attributed...

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