Latinas around the world are wielding more power than ever before: eight of the 100 most powerful women in the world are Latina. And their numbers are on the rise. Four of the list’s 16 newcomers are Latina women: Maria das Gracas Silva Foster of Brazil’s Petrobras and celebrities Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Sofia Vergara. Latina celebs have proven themselves to be at the top of the game both in superstar power (JLo topped the 2012 FORBES’s Celebrity 100) and earnings (Vergara is the highest paid actress on television).
The women of Latin America are showing their political power as well, with Dilma Rouseff, Brazil’s president, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the president of Argentina, making the list at No. 3 and 16, respectively. READ MORE