Latin America: Between Populism and Modernity

Date and Time
1st floor/Wintergarden
Featuring speakers Mario Vargas Llosa, President, International Foundation for Liberty; Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund; Carlos Alberto Montaner, Cuban writer; and Juan José Daboub, Former Finance Minister of El Salvador, Managing Director, World Bank.

The legacy of Latin America's so-called era of market reforms in the 1990s is a divided region. Some countries have embraced centralized economic and political control, while others are rejecting populism in favor of market democracy. Internal divisions in various countries are as pronounced. The International Foundation for Liberty, an organization of market liberals in the Americas and Spain, is bringing together leading thinkers and policymakers to assess the reach and limits of Latin American populism, highlight policy successes in the region, and outline an agenda for a modern Latin America.

2:30–3:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks

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Rodrigo de Rato
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

3:00–4:30 p.m. Panel I—Growth and Modernity

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Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Senior Fellow, Independent Institute

José Luis Daza
Managing Director, Integrated Finance Limited

Juan José Daboub
Former Finance Minister of El Salvador,
Managing Director, World Bank

4:30–4:45 p.m. Break
4:45–6:00 p.m. Panel II -- Populism and the Left in Latin America

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Moisés Naím
Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy

Gustavo Coronel
Former Representative, Transparency International, Venezuela

Carlos Alberto Montaner
Cuban writer

6:00–6:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

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Mario Vargas Llosa
President, International Foundation for Liberty
6:30–7:15 p.m. Reception

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