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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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BOOK TRANSLATIONS SPREAD THE IDEAS OF LIBERTY TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

January 17, 2019

Estudiantes por la Libertad (EsLibertad) has distributed over 1,000 copies of After the Welfare State and Peace, Love, Liberty — edited by Atlas Network executive vice president for international programs and George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty, Dr. Tom Palmer — throughout Latin America in order to promote the ideas of personal and economic freedom. EsLibertad uses the Spanish translations of these books to further its mission to remove barriers to freedom and prosperity by empowering liberty-minded students with events, trainings, and educational opportunities.

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PRESIDENTS OF THREE LATIN AMERICAN NATIONS ATTEND SPANISH THINK TANK FORUM SERIES

December 18, 2018

A big part of running any event is getting the right people in the room — and this presents a challenge to think tanks around the world. One group that consistently excels at this, however, is the Madrid-based Fundación Internacional para la Libertad (FIL), which works to remove barriers through the promotion of freedom, democracy, and rule of law throughout Latin America. Its 2018 series of public forums in Chile, Argentina, and Spain not only attracted hundreds of attendees but also a handful of high-profile speakers.

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ECONOMIC FREEDOM AUDIT CASE STUDIES: VENEZUELA

December 11, 2018

Venezuela was once the most prosperous country in Latin America. Much of this was due to economic freedom. In fact, in 1970 Venezuela had the highest level of economic freedom in Latin America, and 10th in the world, as ranked by the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) Index. The prosperity, however, led to ill-advised social and economic policies. The combination of shifting commodity prices, rapidly expanding public employment, and restrictive economic policies resulted in stagnation and then decline, exacerbated by populist political leaders who continued to expand unsustainable social programs.

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