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Superando los ciclos de pobreza: Lecciones de Latinoamérica

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Oct. 25, 2016
9:00am – 10:00am

Superando los ciclos de pobreza: Lecciones de Latinoamérica

(Overcoming Structural Poverty: Lessons from Latin America) 

Kellie Meiman of McLarty Associates and Cynthia Arnson of the Latin American Program co-led a Spanish-language roundtable featuring Benito Baranda, founder of América Solidaria, an anti-poverty organization.  Baranda is a Gabriela Mistral and Fulbright honoree, and one of Latin America’s most influential community mobilizers.

In his presentation, Baranda discussed the mission and goal of América Solidaria, and emphasized the importance of international and inter-hemispheric cooperation in the fight against childhood poverty. He also talked about civil society, explaining how communities all over the Americas have the capacity to work together to fight poverty in the most sustainable way. 


Photo Credit: América Solidaria Chile

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Benito Baranda

Founder, América Solidaria
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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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