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CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICA STATEMENT ON REPRESSION IN NICARAGUA

June 10, 2021

Atlas Network’s Center for Latin America strongly condemns the Nicaraguan government's repressive actions against its critics, including the beating and imprisonment of presidential candidate Félix Maradiaga and economist Juan Sebastián Chamorro. As was widely reported by international media, including the Washington Post, Bloomberg, The Guardian, CNN en Español, BBC, and other outlets, the Nicaraguan government has continued its authoritarianism—with its attack on opposition members with violence and torture threatening to sink the country into an outright institutional crisis, risking becoming a failed state.

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CHANGING MINDS IN SINGAPORE | BRYAN CHEANG

June 1, 2021

Bryan Cheang is the founder and director of the Adam Smith center in Singapore, which aims to promote economic and political literacy. He is the author of "Liberalism Unveiled," a recent bestseller in Singapore.

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THE STATE OF FREEDOM IN AUSTRALIA | DANIEL WILD

May 18, 2021

In this episode of AtlasNexus, host Vale Sloane is joined by his good friend, Daniel Wild. As the Director of Research at Australia's Institute of Public Affairs, Wild frequently appears in the Australian media, and he specializes in red tape, regulation, economic policy, the philosophy of free enterprise, and criminal justice. In the episode, they discuss Australia's heavy-handed lockdowns and travel bans, the condition of free speech in the country, and much more.

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POLICYMAKERS, BUSINESS LEADERS, & SCHOLARS FROM ACROSS THE AMERICAS CONVENE AT 28TH ALAMOS ALLIANCE

May 10, 2021

How will ultra-loose “countercyclical” fiscal and monetary policies affect macro performance in developing countries? How will the prospects of a central digital currency transform traditional banking and capital market systems? Will digital currencies lead to a market-based scenario of competing private monies in the not-so-distant future? How long will Latin American economies, utterly decimated by the pandemic and lockdown policies, have to endure before they begin to see the light at the end of the recovery tunnel?

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IN MEMORIAM: BOB CHITESTER

May 10, 2021

The movement to advance human freedom and flourishing has lost one of its most effective communicators. Bob Chitester (1937-2021), a kind and gentle, persistent and persuasive advocate for liberty, has passed away after a seven-year battle with cancer.

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PURSUING THE WEST VIRGINIA MIRACLE | GARRETT BALLENGEE

May 4, 2021

Garrett Ballengee was the first employee of the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, a state-based think tank working to reverse decades of poor outcomes with the state's education system, to liberalize labor markets so workers can thrive, and much more. Hear how a small but tough team has punched above their weight to deliver hope for West Virginia's families.

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CARDINAL INSTITUTE INCREASES ACCESS TO EDUCATION IN WEST VIRGINIA

May 3, 2021

West Virginia families have lacked access to tailored education options throughout the state’s history. In 2016, the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy identified these inequities in education and began conducting research and advocating for solutions that might bridge the gap between educational outcomes. These efforts, supported by strong partnerships, led to the adoption of the WV Hope Scholarship program, which is expected to provide new learning opportunities for generations.

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ANNOUNCING THE “AFRICA REIMAGINED” WEBINAR SERIES

April 28, 2021

Since Africa’s population is projected to reach 26 percent of the world’s total population by 2050 (currently 17 percent), the continent will see an unprecedented need for jobs and access to both soft and hard infrastructures. This means that the next three decades will determine the continent’s trajectory toward prosperity. The course of action African countries pursue as we approach 2030 will ultimately either set them on the path of socio-economic prosperity or cement for them another century of development agony. This unavoidable dilemma is why African civil society, especially think tanks, must do whatever it takes to keep governments headed in the right direction.

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