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HONOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP, NOT THE CORPORATE STATE THAT PRODUCES MISERY, HUNGER, AND SCARCITY

May 14, 2019 | by Antonella Marty

Throughout Latin America, it is clear that the support base for home-grown populism lies in the state sector—state-owned companies created and maintained by successive governments. As a general rule, they have proved to be deficient and unproductive, and their final product is invariably a string of failures and poor economic results. By the same token, these companies are run by state bureaucrats who essentially fear competition and strongly reject anything related to innovation and progress. The spirit of innovation and entrepreneurs is fundamental to the growth of any country, provided an atmosphere of absolute labor freedom is assured. Those men who make a career out of overcoming state regulation are generators of competition and the engines of growth. They improve the lives of ordinary people. They are the real heroes, and plenty of them can be found all over the world.

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CURRENTS OF MAJOR CHANGES IN LATIN AMERICA: GLOBAL POLICY PERSPECTIVES WITH DR. ROBERTO SALINAS LEÓN

April 26, 2019

Atlas Network’s regular New York event series, Global Policy Perspectives (GPP), brings world-class think tank leaders to Manhattan to deliver talks on timely and topical policy issues affecting their countries and how the work their organizations do fit into those landscapes. On April 25, 115 people gathered together in New York City to hear Dr. Roberto Salinas León, director of Atlas Network's Center for Latin America, explain how the political and economic landscape of Latin America is transforming in his talk: “Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil: Currents of Major Changes in Latin America.” The GPP event series is generously supported by the Smith Family Foundation and the Achelis & Bodman Foundation.

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TAXPAYERS CALCULATOR LAUNCHES IN PERU

April 15, 2019

Asociación de Contribuyentes del Peru launched a tax calculator for Peruvian taxpayers last month. This tool makes it possible for Peruvians to calculate and track how much of their money is going to taxes and see exactly how the government is spending it. In the future, Asociación de Contribuyentes del Peru hopes to expand the calculator to include small- and medium-sized enterprises. Already the calculator has gotten the attention of SUNAT—Peru’s tax collection agency—which is interested in building a partnership to better inform the project.

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CEDICE REPORT PRESSURES VENEZUELAN OIL PRIVATIZATION

April 1, 2019

Venezuela, a country once known for its bountiful oil reserves and vast economic potential, has experienced one of the most shocking declines in recent memory. For Centro de Divulgación del Conocimiento Económico para la Libertad (CEDICE), the driving force behind this downward spiral is socialist government policies.

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ALAMOS ALLIANCE CONFERENCE SHOWCASES THE FUTURE OF PROSPERITY IN LATIN AMERICA

March 12, 2019

Monetary policy, interest rates, and global capital flows were key topics at Alamos Alliance XXVI, which attracted economists, academics, policymakers, and several Atlas Network partners to the prestigious annual conference that is held annually in northwest Mexico. With discussions centered around the primary theme of “Prosperity and Public Policy in the New Millennium,” the conference also signaled the start of a growing association between Atlas Network and Alamos Alliance.

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FIGHTING POVERTY WITH OPPORTUNITY IN HONDURAS: GLOBAL POLICY PERSPECTIVES WITH ELENA TOLEDO

February 7, 2019

Last night over 75 people gathered together in New York City to hear how Elena Toledo fights for the voiceless in Honduras during the Global Policy Perspectives event: “Overcoming Poverty in Central America.” Toledo is currently the CEO of Fundación Eléutera, an Atlas Network partner in Honduras, but she didn’t start out in public policy. She started out doing traditional charity work but moved to the public policy sphere when she discovered the need for long-term solutions for the problems facing Honduras.

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