Alejandro Chafuen

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President of the Atlas Network


A U.S. citizen born in Argentina, Dr. Alejandro Antonio Chafuen has served for more than 20 years as President of the Atlas Network, a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to helping create and nurture think tanks across the globe.  Chafuen is also President and Founder of the Hispanic American Center for Economic Research (www.hacer.org). Chafuen is on the governing board of several think tanks including the Fraser Institute in Canada, the Acton Institute in the United States and the Fundación Internacional para La Libertad (International Foundation for Liberty) in Spain.

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If we add all who qualify as having a Hispanic or a Latino origin in the United States, the only country possessing a larger Spanish-speaking population is Mexico. With more than 120 million inhabitants, Mexico roughly doubles the 60-million individuals for whom Spanish is the native tongue who reside in the United States. The United States is a magnet for people around the world. Latinos, like others, hear the true stories of the American economic system from friends and relatives who emigrated here. It is not easy to succeed, but during periods of more rapid expansion, like the one we have been living in these first years of the Trump administration, most find opportunities to progress.