Women: The New Look

The emancipation of Latin American women has hardly been encouraged by Latin American men. It was not until 1947 that Venezuela and Argentina finally conceded voting rights, 1954 before Colombia followed suit. Brazil waited until 1952 before revamping its civil code to guarantee a married woman the right to choose any profession she wished. But progress is inexorable, and every year the ladies move ahead. To many a male, it now seems they are proceeding by leaps and bounds.

Schools & Skills. In Argentina, where women now account for almost 35% of...

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