INSTITUTO LIBERAL

INSTITUTO LIBERAL

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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ABOUT

The mission of Instituto Liberal is to generate knowledge in the form of studies and informative materials that may serve as tools in the cause of liberty for the speakers of Portuguese around the world.

Major programs for this organization include: Circulando Liberdade; A Luta Liberal television show; Tax Freedom Day

IN THE NEWS

GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION IN BRAZIL PRESENTS BOTH RISKS, OPPORTUNITIES

Brazil is currently going through an interesting moment, with ongoing presidential scandals that have made the government’s intrinsic corruption obvious to the general public and triggered widespread protests. It’s a dangerous time, but also one that holds great opportunity for libertarians and conservatives. After more than a d...

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STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY PLAYS STRONG ROLE IN FREE BRAZIL MOVEMENT

As the economy in Brazil stagnates, anger from the Brazilian middle class anger at soaring inflation and burdensome taxation continues to rise. On March 15, a coalition called the Free Brazil Movement led a protest with more than 200,000 people in attendance, the largest São Paulo has seen since the pro-democracy protests of the...

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COMBATING SPECIAL LEGAL PRIVILEGES FOR BRAZILIAN TRUCKERS

Brazilian truckers have been going on strike and creating roadblocks over rising freight costs. In order to placate them, President Dilma Rousseff signed into law a bill that would, among other things, exempt some truckers from paying tolls. Although equal treatment under the law is a fundamental principle of free societies, ind...

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