CHILE: La Mujer Goes to Paris

In Santiago de Chile, when the conversation turns to politics, civil rights or, above all, women's rights, someone is sure to mention La Mujer (The Woman). That can only mean one person: Ana Figueroa, 44, a comely brunette who has spent most of her lively lifetime teaching and politicking for the advancement of women.

As chic as she is sharp-tongued, Ana Figueroa has been a formidable figure at many a feminist conference in Chile and abroad. Last week, armed with the diplomatic rank of minister, she won fresh laurels on a larger stage, the United Nations meeting in Paris. The...

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