Tuesday, September 21, 2010

On September 21

On this day in ...
... 1955 (55 years ago today), Gladys Teresa Notario Cortaza (left) was born. (photo credit) She earned university degrees in business administration. In 1985, during the 35-year dictatorship of General Alfredo Stroessner, she was a clandestine founder of the Partido Humanista Paraguayo. She ran for a seat in the legislature on the party's ticket in 1989, a month after Stroessner was forced out of office. Then, in 2003, she became the 1st woman to run for President of Paraguay. Notario garnered fewer than 1,200 votes -- 0.08% of all ballots cast.

(Prior September 21 posts are here, here, and here.)

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