Women Presidents in Latin America

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  • Isabel Peron, President of Argentina

    Isabel Peron, President of Argentina
    María Estela Martínez Cartas de Perón (born February 4, 1931), better known as Isabel Martínez de Perón or Isabel Perón, is a former President of Argentina. Isabel served as president from July 1, 1974 to March 24, 1976. She was the first non-royal female head of state and head of government in the Western
  • Lidia Gueiler Tejada, President of Bolivia

    Lidia Gueiler Tejada, President of Bolivia
    Lidia Gueiler Tejada (August 28, 1921 – May 9, 2011) was the first female President of Bolivia, serving in an interim capacity from 1979 to 1980. She was Bolivia's first female Head of State, and the second in Latin American history (the first was Isabel Perón in Argentina between 1974–1976).
  • Violeta Chamorro, President of Nicaragua

    Violeta Chamorro, President of Nicaragua
    Violeta Barrios Torres de Chamorro (born October 18, 1929) she became president of Nicaragua on April 25, 1990, when she unseated Daniel Ortega. She left office on January 10, 1997. Chamorro was the first and only woman to hold that position in Nicaragua. Chamorro was the first elected female head of state in the Americas, the second in the Western Hemisphere. She is the first and only woman in the world to defeat an incumbent president.
  • Rosalia Arteaga, President of Ecuador

    Rosalia Arteaga, President of Ecuador
    Lupe Rosalía Arteaga Serrano de Fernández de Córdova (born December 5, 1956) is an Ecuadorian politician who served as the country's first female president for only two days in 1997.
  • Mireya Moscoso, President of Panama

    Mireya Moscoso, President of Panama
    Mireya Elisa Moscoso Rodríguez de Arias (born July 1, 1946) is a Panamanian political figure. She was the President of Panama from 1999 to 2004, representing the Arnulfista Party. Moscoso was Panama's first female president.
  • Veronica Bachelet, President of Chile

    Veronica Bachelet, President of Chile
    Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria ( born September 29, 1951) is a Social Democrat politician who was President of Chile from 11 March 2006 to 11 March 2010. She was the first woman president of her country. In September 2010 Bachelet was appointed as the head of UN Women by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
  • Cristina Kirchner, President of Argentina

    Cristina Kirchner, President of Argentina
    Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner (born 19 February 1953), commonly known as Cristina Fernández or Cristina Kirchner is the 55th and current President of Argentina and the widow of former President Néstor Kirchner. She is Argentina's first elected female president, and the second female president ever to serve (after Isabel Martínez de Perón, 1974–1976).
  • Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica

    Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica
    Laura Chinchilla Miranda (born 28 March 1959) is the first female President of Costa Rica. She is the sixth woman to be elected president of a Latin American country and the first woman to become president of Costa Rica. She was sworn as president of Costa Rica on May 8, 2010.
  • Dilma Vana Rousseff, President of Brazil

    Dilma Vana Rousseff, President of Brazil
    Dilma Vana Rousseff (born 14 December 1947) is the 36th and current President of Brazil. She is the first woman to hold the office. Prior to that, in 2005, she was also the first woman to become Chief of Staff of Brazil, appointed by then President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.