From the Washington Post, an article about Chile electing its first female president. Her story is pretty amazing and worth reading about. From the article:
A socialist doctor and former political prisoner was elected Sunday as the country's first female president, defeating a conservative multimillionaire opponent in a race that reflected Latin America's increasingly leftward tilt.
The victory of Michelle Bachelet _ a political prisoner during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet and defense minister in the current administration _ extends the rule of the market-friendly, center-left coalition that has governed since the end of Pinochet's 1973-90 rule.
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