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Women on Top in Latin America
Dilma Rouseff  became the first female president of Brazil and the seventh female president of Latin America. Here are the others.
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Dilma Rousseff

The Workers Party candidate is the front runner and poised to become Brazil's first female president. But she first has to capture the most votes in the Oct. 31 runoff election.  

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Laura Chinchilla

President of Costa Rica. Elected in May of this year.

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Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

President of Argentina. 2007-present

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Michelle Bachelet

President of Chile. 2006-10.

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Mireya Moscoso

President of Panama. 1999-2004.

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Violeta Chamorro

President of Nicaragua. 1990-97.

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Isabel Martínez de Perón

President of Argentina.1974-1976

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Women on Top in Latin America

Dilma Rouseff  became the first female president of Brazil and the seventh female president of Latin America. Here are the others.

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