Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas
Gender Equality

Se atrevió a postularse: La improbable historia de Prudencia Ayala

Dos décadas antes de que las mujeres salvadoreñas pudieran votar, Prudencia Ayala se convirtió en la primera mujer que se presentó como candidata presidencial en América Latina.

October 22, 2020


Angel Medina


When he was 17, Angel Medina joined the Federación Interprovincial de Indígenas Saraguros, an indigenous advocacy organization in Ecuador. Four years later, he was the group’s president. Anyone who knows him wouldn’t be surprised. The indigenous leader, now 38, has a talent for bringing people together. Today, as founder and president of the indigenous rights organization Fundación Q’ellkaj (the Quichua word for “producer of knowledge”), he is putting that talent to use by bridging the racial divide in his country…

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