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Atlas Network, the non-profit organization associated with more than 500 independent think tanks around the world, announced the finalists for its Latin America Freedom Award, to be presented at the Latin America Freedom Forum 2023.
The forum will be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, from Thursday, March 23 to Friday, March 24. Atlas Network will present the award to the non-profit organization that has made unprecedented contributions to the cause of freedom in the region.
The three finalists are Fundación P!ensa of Chile (represented by its executive director Juan Pablo Rodríguez); Instituto de Colombia de Ciencia Política Hernán Echavarría Olózaga (represented by Juanita Solano Botero); and Instituto Liberal de Brasil São Paulo (represented by founder Marcelo Faria).
The Latin American Freedom Award is part of the Templeton Freedom Award, sponsored by the Templeton Religion Trust – named after the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton.
The Atlas Network program
In addition to Latin America, the program sponsors awards in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, the Middle East and North Africa. Its grand prize, the Templeton Freedom Award, is presented annually at Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner in New York City. This year, the awards program will award $270,000 in grants to high-achieving students and organizations making innovative contributions to economic freedom and human progress.
“Across Latin America, think tanks are stepping up to prove that economic freedom is the secret to creating inclusive prosperity. Atlas Network is proud to nominate these wonderful organizations for the Latin America Liberty Award and to celebrate the example they set for a region that has been facing rising illiberalism. From Brazil to Chile and Colombia, independent think tanks like our nominees are playing a vital role in charting the path to greater freedom and prosperity,” said Atlas Network CEO Brad Lips.