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LIBERA BOLIVIA EXAMINES STREET FAIR THAT HAS LIFTED THOUSANDS FROM POVERTY

April 8, 2021

On March 10, 2021, our partners at LIBERA Bolivia presented an audiovisual production called Sabemos Vender Bien (We Know How to Sell Well) that presents the events of Feria 16 de Julio in El Alto, Bolivia, a huge street fair that has helped lift thousands of people out of poverty in recent decades by encouraging free market activity for independent sellers. Atlas Network President Matt Warner, a special guest that day, said: "I want to focus on 'Sabemos' (we know), because knowledge is a key focus of debate in the future of foreign aid and development world. And what do we mean by 'knowledge'? If we think about the activities that we see happening in the July 16 market it’s a very familiar history that we see in other places, where people are demonstrating that they already know how to succeed; they already have the knowledge within them through their experiences, through their networks, through their own lives."

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ECONOMIC FREEDOM AUDIT IN COLOMBIA RECEIVES WIDESPREAD ATTENTION

March 29, 2021

The Instituto de Ciencia Política Hernán Echavarría (ICP), one of Atlas Network’s active partners in Latin America, organized an important online event on March 17 examining Colombia’s ranking within the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World Report (EFW) and opportunities for improvement. The event—sponsored by an Atlas Network Economic Freedom Audit Grant—was entitled “Libertad Económica en Colombia: Resultados del Índice de Fraser Institute de Canadá” (Economic Liberty in Colombia: Index Results of the Fraser Institute of Canada) and convened over 100 participants on Zoom, over 1,000 attendees on Facebook, and nearly 300 on YouTube.

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LYD PRESENTS CONSTITUTIONAL PROPOSALS THAT ENCOURAGE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

February 5, 2021

Chile is facing one of its most important challenges since the return to democracy. A nationwide referendum in 2020 revealed a popular vote in favor of a wholesale institutional overhaul. So, a Constitutional Convention was summoned for April 2021, to agree, propose and draft an entirely new Charter for the country.

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THE INSTITUTIONS OF LIBERTY ARE THE REAL SOLUTION TO POVERTY IN LATIN AMERICA

February 1, 2021 | by Dr. Roberto Salinas León

“Together, we fight inequality to end poverty and injustice”— proudly declares Oxfam International. Like clockwork, the organization uses the World Economic Forum annual meetings to issue a predictable, if repetitive, communiqué that has become influential in policy circles around growth: sustainability issues and income inequality are the root causes of poverty across the world.

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REDUCING ARBITRARY ADMINISTRATIVE BARRIERS AGAINST SENIORS IN HONDURAS

January 5, 2021

Atlas Network partner Fundación para la Libertad Económica worked alongside members of the Honduran congress for over one year to advocate for tax reform. In May of 2020, the Honduran Congress signed law 25-1963, which will provide Hondurans 65 and older with an income tax exemption of up to US $14,000.

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FUNDALIB’S ECONOMIC FREEDOM INDEX RELIEVES FINANCIAL BURDEN FOR 8 MILLION CITIZENS

January 5, 2021

Despite the unparalleled circumstances that 2020 brought to the worldwide liberty movement, Spain’s Fundación para el Avance de la Libertad (Fundalib) was able to persevere and help relieve the financial burden on citizens of Madrid, Murica, Andalucia, and Galicia Spain. Fundalib’s success in advocating for tax cuts in these regions have helped approximately eight million people recover from the negative financial consequences brought on by COVID-19.

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