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LATIN AMERICA THINK TANK SHARK TANK 2019 CONTESTANTS ANNOUNCED

June 21, 2019

Atlas Network is excited to announce the finalists of this year’s Think Tank Shark Tank — Latin America competition, which is sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation and will be held during Latin America Liberty Forum from June 27-28 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Three professionals will pitch their projects 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 in project seed-funding.

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FINALISTS FOR LATIN AMERICA LIBERTY AWARD 2019 ANNOUNCED FROM BRAZIL, HONDURAS, PERU

June 21, 2019

Atlas Network is excited to announce the finalists for the 2019 Latin America Liberty Award, which will be awarded at Latin America Liberty Forum in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on June 27. The winner will receive $7,000 and the two finalists will each receive $1,500. The three finalists are Students for Liberty Brasil (SFLB, Brazil), Fundación Eleutera (Honduras), and Asociación de Contribuyentes (Peru).

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ATLAS NETWORK TAKES THINK TANK TRAINING TO THE LAND OF BLUE SKIES

June 21, 2019

The challenge of operating a successful think tank was the focus of Atlas Network’s most recent in-person training seminar, which was held just before the Liberty International World Conference in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Eleven think tank professionals from 5 countries across Central Asia met in the land of eternal blue skies to identify common organizational problems, work through potential opportunities, and gain a new perspective.

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PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION WINS 2019 NORTH AMERICA LIBERTY AWARD

June 15, 2019

Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) has won the 2019 North America Liberty Award for their multi-year project, “Overturning the Unconstitutional Regulatory State in the U.S. Supreme Court,” which focuses on their efforts to advance strategic, precedent-setting litigation that ends judicial deference to regulatory overreach. The award, which was announced at FEECon on June 15, includes a $10,000 cash prize and a $20,000 project grant from Atlas Network for future work promoting free enterprise and individual liberty.

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CASE STUDY: AN APPENDIX

June 13, 2019 | by Iván Cachanosky

In Argentina, one case of a merger success is the Libertad y Progreso Foundation (L&P). This organization emerged in May 2011 as a result of the merger of three others: 1) Republican Forum led by Agustín Etchebarne, 2) Market Research Center of Argentina (CIIMA, for its Spanish initials) led by Aldo Abram, and 3) Center for Future Argentine Studies led by Manuel Solanet.

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MERGERS AMONG FREE-MARKET THINK TANKS: A DISCUSSION & CASE OF LIBERTAD Y PROGRESO FOUNDATION

June 13, 2019 | by Michel Kelly-Gagnon

In the world of for-profit corporations, organizations can grow organically but they can also do so through mergers and acquisitions. Conversely, non-profit organizations typically do not have access to this latter path in order to fuel their growth. But this does not mean that the fundamental justifications for or potential benefits of mergers or acquisitions processes that are found in the business world are absent from the not-for-profit world. For instance, a fragmented market could very well be better served following a round of consolidations. Synergies could be found and efficiency gains could be made. And, in the case of hostile takeovers, less competent management teams could be purged and replaced by better ones.

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WORLDWIDE LIBERTY MOVEMENT UNITES IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

June 13, 2019

With more than 500 people from around the world in attendance, the 7th annual Australian Libertarian Society Friedman Conference in Sydney was an exciting opportunity for pro-liberty activists to celebrate classical liberal ideas, spend time with fellow travelers engaged in policy change, and enjoy a few days in Australia’s most cosmopolitan city.

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