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Palma Guillén: Mexico’s First Female Ambassador and the International Image of Mexico’s Post-Revolutionary Gender Policy

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James D. Huck, Jr.

Albright College
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Abstract

In 1935, the Mexican government of Lázaro Cárdenas appointed Palma Guillén as Mexico’s first female diplomat at the rank of Ambassador. Scholars of the women’s movement in Mexico often point to this appointment as both a significant moment in the history of the women’s movement in the country as well as an indicator of the Mexican government’s progressive stance in the area of women’s rights. With the express purpose of shedding more light on the significance of this event, this article explores the context of Palma Guillén’s appointment as Ambassador, her career in the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat, and her own thoughts on women’s issues.

How to Cite: Huck, Jr., J.D., (2007). Palma Guillén: Mexico’s First Female Ambassador and the International Image of Mexico’s Post-Revolutionary Gender Policy. Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies. 13(1), pp.159–172. DOI: http://doi.org/10.23870/19
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Published on 01 Jan 2007.
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