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Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Alvaro Vargas Llosa (born 1966 in Peru) is a Peruvian writer and political commentator on international affairs with emphasis on Latin America. He is also the writer and presenter of a documentary series for National Geographic on contemporary Latin American history that is being shown around the world.

In 2006, Alvaro Vargas Llosa was presented with the Juan Bautista Alberdi Award of the Hispanic American Center for Economic Research (HACER) in Washington DC.

Alvaro Vargas Llosa is a Senior Fellow of The Center on Global Prosperity at the Independent Institute, a nationally syndicated columnist for the Washington Post Writers Group, and the author of the book Liberty for Latin America, which obtained the Sir Anthony Fisher International Memorial Award for its contribution to the cause of freedom in 2005. He was recently appointed Young Global Leader 2007 by the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Related websites

Juan Bautista Alberdi Award

Hispanic American Center for Economic Research (HACER)

Liberty for Latin America (video)

Independent Institute biography page

No Left Turn

The Killing Machine: Che Guevara, from Communist Firebrand to Capitalist Brand

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