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Gallery: The Most Powerful Women In Latin America In 2021

Xiomara Castro leads the ranking of the most powerful women in Latin America this year.

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Marta Lucia Ramirez and Epsy Campbell

Although there are few female heads of state at present, the electoral panorama of next year in the region does not show great signs of change. Photo: LatinAmerican Post

LatinAmerican Post | Santiago Gómez Hernández

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In favor of female empowerment and for gender equality, we saw Xiomara Castro become president of Honduras. Although there are few female heads of state at present, the electoral panorama of next year in the region does not show great signs of change. The favorites in the elections in Brazil and Colombia, according to the polls, are men. 

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Although currently, female presidents are rare, except for Xiomara Castro, their role and the achievements made in many countries where women had never before held positions of vice-presidents is evident. However, the path to equality continues, and there are still countries in the region that have never had a woman in the presidency.