Fernando Betancor is an American economist living in Madrid, Spain. He is an active member of Democrats Abroad and an advocate of political and economic liberalism. He publishes articles on his website Common Sense and tweets @fdbetancor
Fernando Betancor es un economista norteamericano residente en Madrid. Es miembro activo de Democrats Abroad y defensor del liberalismo político y económico. Publica artículos en su website Common Sense y tuitea en @fdbetancor
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