Female Presidents in Latin America Essay

1722 Words Jun 7th, 2011 7 Pages
The female influence in politics of Latin America

While studying Latin American region I was questioned why this region has more numbers of female presidents. Therefore, in this essay, I did some small analyze with a list of female representatives as a head of states.

I think the role of women is everywhere essential and can include significant influence as in social life so in politics. Some people argue that women’s presence in power is a simple question of fairness. Fairness that demands women to get their proper share of power regardless of whether they us this power to promote women’s interests.

Another reason is considered to be the spread of globalization. This phenomenon has given the impulse for raise of feminism in Latin
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Ms Rousseff was released in 1973, resumed her studies in economics, and then joined the civil service.

Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica 2010

Laura Chinchilla was sworn in as president of Costa Rica in May of this year, after a conclusive victory in elections in February.

She is with the centrist National Liberation Party, and was vice-president under her predecessor, Oscar Arias.

Ms Chinchilla has held several governments’ posts and comes from a political family.
She studied in Costa Rica and at Georgetown University in the US.

Ms Chinchilla is regarded as a social conservative, and is opposed to gay marriage and abortion.
She has promised to continue with the free-market policies of former president Arias, and to expand on Costa Rica's free trade deals.

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President of Argentina 2007

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner swept to victory in the first round of Argentina's presidential election in October 2007.

She took over the presidency from her husband Nestor Kirchner.

The two worked closely together, and were dubbed "the Clintons of the South".

Mr Kirchner died of a heart attack at the age of 60 in October 2010.

Christina Fernandez has a long track-record in politics dating back to the late 1980s. She has worked in the regional parliament, the national parliament, and as a senator.

She studied law at university, and is known for her work campaigning on human rights and women's rights.


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