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Juan Carlos Hidalgo is a Policy Analyst on Latin America at the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. Previously he was Latin America director of the International Policy Network. He writes frequently on Latin American affairs and his articles have been published in the International New York Times, Miami Herald, Forbes, Huffington Post, New York Post, and Spanish-language newspapers such as El País (Spain), La Nación (Argentina), El Tiempo (Colombia), El Universal (Mexico), El Comercio (Perú), and El Mercurio (Chile), among others. He has also appeared on BBC News, CNN en Español, Univisión, Telemundo, Voice of America, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg TV, and a variety of other TV and radio outlets in the U.S. and Latin America. Hidalgo received his B.A in International Relations from the Universidad Nacional in Costa Rica and holds a master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

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Drug Money: Obama’s Reckless $1 Billion Payout to Central America

National Interest (Online). February 18, 2015.

How Socialism Has Destroyed Venezuela

City A.M. February 25, 2014.

Costa Rica’s Wrong Turn

The New York Times. January 31, 2014.

Cato Studies

Growth without Poverty Reduction: The Case of Costa Rica

Economic Development Bulletin No. 18. January 23, 2014.

Trade Agreement Would Promote U.S. Exports and Colombian Civil Society

Free Trade Bulletin No. 44. February 15, 2011.

El Salvador: A Central American Tiger?

Development Policy Analysis No. 8. March 9, 2009.


The Rise of Emerging Economies: Challenges and Liberal Perspectives

The Friedrich Naumann Stifftung. November 5, 2013.

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