Monday, October 29, 2007

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes Argentina's first woman president

Amid the inevitable comparisons with Hillary Clinton, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the 54-year-old wife of Argentina's president, Nestor Kirchner, has become the first woman to be elected president in Argentina's history.

Her election, with some 46 percent of the vote, makes her the second woman to be elected president in South America in recent years, following Michelle Bachelet of Chile.

Additional coverage at the International Herald Tribune.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Latinas are doin' it for themselves

New survey figures show that Latinas are starting up their own businesses at a rate 6 times that of the national average. Says the article published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Latina ownership (defined as over 51% of an enterprise) jumped by 121% between 1997 and 2006! And, in 2006, Latina-owned businesses generated almost $46 billion in sales.

You go, girl!

Business booms: Latinas opening their own doors