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    CHILE: Portrait of Community Leaders in Slums

    10 Apr 2009

    By Daniela Estrada
    SANTIAGO, Apr 10 (IPS) Over 70 percent of community leaders in Chilean
    shanty towns are women. Their average age is 42, and most of them do not
    identify with any political party. Forty-five percent believe that the
    prevailing economic system makes the rich get richer and the poor get
    poorer.

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