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Latinas who rule

Land of machismo? Turns out Latin America's women have blazed past their amigas of the rich north to become presidents.

Latinas who rule

For a region famous for “machismo,” Latin America is about to take an unlikely step: elect a record number of women presidents. Actually, that should come as no surprise. Roughly 1 in 4 of the region's legislators are women — one of the world's highest shares, second only to the Scandinavians.

Read more: As Chile prepares for a runoff presidential election between two women, Latin America is poised for a record four female heads of state.