Meet The Only Woman From The Americas To Make The 100 Most Powerful Women List

Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, is the most powerful qoman in the Americas. (Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 7, 2018: Only a single woman from the Americas – Latin America and the Caribbean – has made it on to Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women List for 2018.

She is Michelle Bachelet, the Chile-born human rights advocate and former politician who was this summer appointed as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Bachelet, 67, a divorced mother of three, was the first female President of Chile, serving from 2004 to 2008 and 2014 to 2016. She is also a torture survivor who fled to Australia during Augusto Pinochet’s military coup in Chile, Bachelet sees herself as a “voice for the voiceless.”

Bachelet’s UN appointment is for a four-year term and since taking up the post, has condemned the Trump administration’s separation of migrant families and the Rohingya refugee crisis.

She ranked at #85 on the list which is dominated by Americans. USA, LLC USA, LLC