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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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FUNDACIÓN ELÉUTERA’S CAMPAIGN FOR TRANSPARENCY AND PRIVATIZATION OF HONDURAS’ ENERGY MARKET

November 9, 2020

Fundación Eléutera has driven reform of the energy market in Honduras since 2014, helping usher through major legislation that ended the state-run monopoly. Since the legislation passed, Eléutera has partnered with the board of the Electricity System Operator for the government of Honduras (ODS) to help increase access to things like electricity in private homes and cell-phone service throughout the country.

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CHILE’S ELITES ARE CREATING ANOTHER LATIN AMERICAN POPULIST MELTDOWN. VOTERS MUST STOP THEM

October 23, 2020 | by Axel Kaiser

On October 25, Chile will hold its most important vote since 1988, when General Augusto Pinochet lost a national plebiscite on the question of whether he’d be permitted to extend his rule for another eight years. That 32-year-old referendum result allowed Chile to finally adopt the democratic form originally set out in the country’s 1980 constitution. This time around, the referendum will be on the constitution itself. In an extraordinary development, Chileans are deciding whether they want to create an entirely new constitution from scratch or preserve the existing one.

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