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WILL SOUTH AFRICA GO THE WAY OF ZIMBABWE? FMF’S NOLUTSHUNGU SAYS NO

April 26, 2018

This February, South African President Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from his own party due to corruption charges. While this might have signaled hope for the future, new President Cyril Ramaphosa has shored up his political coalition by supporting a parliamentary motion favoring the confiscation of land without compensation. The move seems to echo similar land reform that took place in Zimbabwe two decades ago with disastrous results.

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FÓRUM DA LIBERDADE 2018 IS THE ‘VOICE OF CHANGE’ IN BRAZIL

April 20, 2018

The 31st edition of Fórum da Liberdade on April 9-10 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, hosted over 6,500 participants and over 20 speakers, including six presidential candidates and a federal judge in charge of the prosecution of one of the largest corruption scandals in history. Fórum da Liberdade is hosted by Atlas Network partner Instituto de Estudios Empresariais (IEE). The livestream of the event had over 635,000 views.

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GREEK LIBERTIES MONITOR RELEASES DOCUMENTARY SERIES AND ECONOMIC EDUCATION INITIATIVE

April 18, 2018

A new business documentary series by the Greek Liberties Monitor (GLM), an Atlas Network partner in Athens, Greece, seeks to change the anti-market environment that has prevailed in Greece the last several years by featuring successful businessmen and executives making positive impacts in their community. The series, titled Greek Crisis Success Stories, aims to highlight the efforts of Greek entrepreneurs who have started businesses at the height of the economic crisis and continue to thrive and create value for their communities.

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PROMOTING FREE TRADE IN GERMANY AND THE EU

April 18, 2018

Opposition to trade liberalization has become more popular around the world in recent years, particularly in Europe and the United States. Atlas Network partner Prometheus—Das Freiheitsinsitut (The Liberty Institute), working in Germany, has launched an initiative to combat anti-trade ideas and to promote the widespread benefits of free trade.

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SERBIAN ADAPTATION OF TIMBRO AUTHORITARIAN POPULISM INDEX PUBLISHED

April 17, 2018

The Center for Anti-Authoritarian Studies (CAAS) has successfully released its Index of Authoritarian Populism (API), which assesses the rise of authoritarian populists in political circles throughout Serbia. The Belgrade-based Atlas Network partner adapted the index to a nationally focused, Serbian version from the Timbro Authoritarian Populism Index, a signature publication of another Atlas Network partner based in Sweden.

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