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MORE THAN POLICY: 2019 LATIN AMERICA REGIONAL LIBERTY FORUM BROADENS THE HORIZONS FOR LIBERTY

June 28, 2019

The problem of populism, the future of Venezuela, and the need to educate larger audiences about the benefits of liberty were key themes at Atlas Network’s Latin America Liberty Forum 2019, which was held June 27–28 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. More than 280 think tank professionals from 23 countries across the region came together for an enthusiastic and energetic event full of engaging speakers, interactive workshops, competitions and awards, and fantastic camaraderie.

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EMMA GARCÍA-PRIETO WINS 2019 LATIN AMERICA THINK TANK SHARK TANK COMPETITION

June 28, 2019

Emma García-Prieto of La Fundación Salvadoreña para el Desarrollo Económico y Social (FUSADES, El Salvador) has won the 2019 Think Tank Shark Tank—Latin America competition for her pitch to launch a film festival dedicated to promoting liberty-oriented content in El Salvador. Generously sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation, the regional Think Tank Shark Tank competitions award $10,000 in seed funding to the winner.

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FUNDACIÓN ELÉUTERA WINS 2019 LATIN AMERICA LIBERTY AWARD

June 27, 2019

Fundación Eléutera has won the 2019 Latin America Liberty Award for their work to strengthen the rule of law in Honduras through reforms to the nation’s tax code. The $7,000 prize is generously sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and Templeton Religion Trust and is part of Atlas Network's suite of Regional Liberty Awards. Two other finalists—Asociación de Contribuyentes del Peru, and SFL Brasil—were each awarded $1,500. The award was announced at Latin America Liberty Forum 2019.

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ESTUDIANTES POR LA LIBERTAD WINS 2019 LATIN AMERICA STUDENT OUTREACH AWARD

June 27, 2019

Estudiantes por la Libertad has been awarded the 2019 Award for Student Outreach in Latin America for hosting its inaugural Latin America LibertyCon which provided hundreds of young people from Central and South America intensive education about the power of free markets and the damaging results of big-government policies and equip them with the tools to promote freedom throughout the region.

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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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MERGING FREE MARKET THINK TANKS: THE CASE OF LIBERTAD Y PROGRESO

June 13, 2019 | by Iván Cachanosky and 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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