Random Fact: Presidenta’s Day

Defying Latin America’s longtime reputation as a bastion of machismo, eight women have been elected or appointed President there. Love them or hate them, the fact is that POWER has been shifting for a while:

ARGENTINA   Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, 2007

CHILE        Michelle Bachelet, 2006  (pictured at right)

PANAMA       Mireya Moscoso, 1999

GUYANA       Janet Jagan, 1997

ECUADOR      Rosalía Arteaga Serrano, 1997

NICARAGUA    Violeta Chamorro, 1990

BOLIVIA      Lidia Gueiler, interim President, 1979

ARGENTINA    Isabel Martínez de Perón, 1974

NEXT UP: Pundits are watching out for Laura Chinchilla in COSTA RICA, 2010. Stay tuned…


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