Salvadoran Female Leaders

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Milena Mayorga
(Former Beauty Pageant Contestant and Model)
Milena Mayorga
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Birthdate: April 22, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador

Milena Mayorga is a Salvadoran political figure and former beauty pageant contestant and model. She represented El Salvador at the 1996 Miss Universe pageant where she entered the top ten. Milena Mayorga is currently serving as Salvadoran Ambassador to the United States of America.

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Ana Maria
(Salvadoran Political Figure & Icon Among Revolutionary Women)
Ana Maria
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Birthdate: May 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santiago Texacuangos, El Salvador
Died: April 6, 1983

Ana Maria was a Salvadoran political figure who was second in command of a guerrilla military and political organization called the Fuerzas Populares de Liberación Farabundo Martí (FPL). An intellectual, Ana Maria was regarded as an icon among revolutionary women. She was assassinated on April 6, 1983 by her own comrades in Managua, Nicaragua.

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Maria Luisa Hayem
(Salvadoran Politician and Economist)
Maria Luisa Hayem
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Birthplace: El Salvador

Maria Luisa Hayem is a Salvadoran politician and economist. In 2019, she was appointed as the Minister of the Economy of Salvador and is currently working towards reactivating her country's economy. Maria Luisa Hayem is also credited with forming a non-profit organization called Mentoring International, which mentors young people in El Salvador.

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Maria Ofelia Navarrete
(Salvadoran Politician)
Maria Ofelia Navarrete
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Birthplace: El Savador

Maria Ofelia Navarrete is a Salvadoran politician who was appointed by President Nayib Bukele as the Minister of Local Development in May 2019. She also played a prominent role in the establishment of a bridge named Maria Chichilco over the Torola River, which was inaugurated in 2019. 

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Alexandra Hill Tinoco
(Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador)
Alexandra Hill Tinoco
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Birthplace: El Salvador

Alexandra Hill Tinoco is a Salvadoran politician and the current Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador. Over the course of her career, Hill Tinoco has also played an important role in the development of a non-governmental organization named Fundasalva, which focuses on the treatment of drug abuse.

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María Isabel Rodríguez
(One of the First Women to Enter the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly)
María Isabel Rodríguez
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Birthdate: November 5, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador

María Isabel Rodríguez is a physician, government official, and academic. In 1956, Rodríguez was among the first set of women to enter the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly. She then went on to serve as the Minister of Health and Social Welfare from 2009 to 2014. Rodríguez also served as the rector of the University of El Salvador from 1999 to 2007. 

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Margarita Villalta de Sánchez
(Former First Lady of El Salvador)
Margarita Villalta de Sánchez
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Birthdate: April 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Quezaltepeque, El Salvador

Margarita Villalta de Sánchez is a politician, activist, and public figure. Best known as the wife of former El Salvador President, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, Villalta served as the First Lady of El Salvador from 2014 to 2019. During their tenure as president and first lady, Sánchez Cerén and Villalta converted their official residence into a museum.

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Ana Vilma de Escobar
(First Salvadoran Female Vice President)
Ana Vilma de Escobar
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Birthdate: March 2, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador

Ana Vilma de Escobar is a Salvadoran politician who served as the Vice President of El Salvador from 2004 to 2009. An important member of the Nationalist Republican Alliance party, De Escobar is the first Salvadoran woman to serve as the country's vice president.

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Lilian Mercedes Letona
(Salvadoran Communist and Guerrilla Revolutionary)
Lilian Mercedes Letona
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Birthdate: September 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Turín, El Salvador
Died: August 1, 1983

Lilian Mercedes Letona was a Salvadoran communist and guerrilla revolutionary. An important member of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, Mercedes is best remembered for taking an active part in the Salvadoran Civil War. Lilian Mercedes Letona died fighting in a battle at the age of 28.

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Cristina Cornejo
(Salvadoran Politician, Feminist, and Lawyer)
Cristina Cornejo
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Birthdate: October 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cojutepeque, El Salvador

Cristina Cornejo is a Salvadoran politician, feminist, and lawyer. An important member of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, Cornejo has held prominent offices. Cristina Cornejo is also one of the most important members of the Mélida Anaya Montes Women's Movement Association.

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Carmen Elena Figueroa
(Salvadoran Politician and Former Beauty Pageant Winner)
Carmen Elena Figueroa
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Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador

Carmen Elena Figueroa is a Salvadoran politician who was elected to the National Assembly in 2006. She is currently an important member of the Nationalist Republican Alliance. A former beauty pageant winner, Carmen Elena Figueroa represented her country at the 1975 Miss Universe Pageant.

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Karina Sosa
(Salvadoran Political Figure)
Karina Sosa
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Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador

Karina Sosa is a Salvadoran politician and a member of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador. During the 2019 presidential election, Sosa achieved popularity as the running mate of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front's presidential candidate, Hugo Martínez.

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Marianella García Villas
(Salvadoran Attorney & Human Rights Activist)
Marianella García Villas
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Birthdate: August 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador
Died: March 13, 1983

Marianella García Villas was a Salvadoran attorney who gave up her political career to establish the country's first independent human rights commission. After the 1979 coup d'état, García started documenting human rights abuses in El Salvador. She achieved international recognition when she took her documentation to the UNCHR. In 1983, Marianella García Villas was killed by the Salvadoran Armed Forces.   

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Carmen María Gallardo Hernández
(Salvadorian Diplomat)
Carmen María Gallardo Hernández
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Birthdate: November 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador

Carmen María Gallardo Hernández is a Salvadorian diplomat who has served in important diplomatic posts abroad. She has also served in various representative roles in international organizations such as the United Nations. Carmen María Gallardo Hernández has also received many accolades over the course of her illustrious career.

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Marta Benavides
(Salvadoran Theologian and Feminist Religious Leader)
Marta Benavides
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Birthdate: 1943 AD
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador

Marta Benavides is a Salvadoran theologian and feminist religious leader. A multi-talented personality, Benavides is also an ordained American Baptist minister, artist, educator, and permaculturist. She is credited with founding an organization called Siglo XXIII, which promotes cultural activities. Marta Benavides is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Women's World Summit Foundation Prize.

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Lil Milagro Ramírez
(Salvadoran Revolutionary Leader and Poet)
Lil Milagro Ramírez
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Birthdate: April 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador
Died: October 17, 1979
Lil Milagro Ramírez was a Salvadoran revolutionary leader and poet. Influenced by Marxism, Lil Milagro played an important role during the Salvadoran Civil War. Today, Lil Milagro Ramírez is remembered for her bravery and her work to benefit the unprivileged lower classes.
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Violeta Menjivar
(The First Woman to be Elected as the Mayor of San Salvador)
Violeta Menjivar
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Birthdate: August 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Arcatao, El Salvador

Violeta Menjivar is a Salvadoran politician best known for her service as the Minister of Health and Social Welfare from 2014 to 2019. In 2006, she became the first woman to be elected as the Mayor of San Salvador, a position which she held until 2009.

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Gloria Salguero Gross
(President of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador)
Gloria Salguero Gross
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Birthdate: September 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Ana, El Salvador
Died: November 1, 2015

Gloria Salguero Gross was a Salvadoran businesswoman and politician. She is best remembered for co-founding the Nationalist Republican Alliance. From 1994 to 1997, Salguero Gross was the president of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador. Gloria Salguero Gross was only the second female politician to serve in that position.

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Milena Calderón Sol de Escalón
(The First Female Mayoress of Santa Ana)
Milena Calderón Sol de Escalón
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Birthdate: 1945 AD
Birthplace: Santa Ana, El Salvador

Milena Calderón Sol de Escalón is a Salvadoran politician who served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador for the Nationalist Republican Alliance between 1991 and 2018. In 2018, she was elected as the first female mayoress of Santa Ana. 

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Marisol Argueta de Barillas
(Salvadoran Politician and Educator)
Marisol Argueta de Barillas
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Birthdate: April 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Salvador

Marisol Argueta de Barillas is a Salvadoran politician best known for her service as the Minister of Foreign Relations from 16 January 2008 to 1 June 2009. Also an educator, Marisol Argueta de Barillas has worked at a private university as an assistant professor of Political Law and Constitutional Law.

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Irma Amaya
(Salvadoran Human Rights Activist, Feminist, Former Guerrilla Fighter, and Politician)
Irma Amaya
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Birthdate: June 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Unknown

Irma Amaya is a Salvadoran human rights activist, feminist, former guerrilla fighter, and politician. In 2018, she was elected as the first woman President of the Central American Parliament and served in that position until 2019. Irma Amaya is also credited with founding an organization called the Mélida Anaya Montes Women's Movement Association.