Estudantes Pela Liberdade (Students for Liberty).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 1980s. At the head of the movement is Kim Kataguiri, a rising libertarian star working with Atlas Network partner
Protesters targeted Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, who is in hot
water after recent allegations that she was involved in, or was at
least aware of, a kickback scheme at state-owned oil company Petrobras
when she was a member of its board of directors.
Kataguiri’s work with the Free Brazil Movement was recently profiled in an Associated Press article that appeared in the Washington Post and the New York Times.
Many members within the Free Brazil Movement have passed through
Atlas Network’s premier training program, the Atlas Leadership Academy,
and are now applying what they have learned on the ground where they
live and work.
“The Atlas Leadership Academy provides diverse trainings with a focus
on mission development, knowing how to reach your audience and the
importance of achieving impact,” said Cindy Cerquitella, director of
Atlas Leadership Academy. “It has been thrilling to work with advocates
for liberty in Brazil, and in 90 countries worldwide, and even more
exciting to see them putting those lessons into practice.”
Atlas Network works with more than 475 free-market organizations in
more than 90 countries. Estudantes Pela Liberdade is just one of several
Atlas Network partners working to tear down Brazil’s barriers to