OK, so none of our classes have anything to do with South America so why an article about it? I saw this article in the IHT today about South America's growing trend of female Defense Ministers. Currently, four South American countries have named females to that post: Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay (the latter three also have female Presidents). Pretty good for a continent that tends to be on the macho side. Check it out. Sorry you will have to cut and paste the address. For some reason, the link doesn't work for me.