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All the Nordic countries are in the top tier. Some developing countries are making gains. Meanwhile, what about the U.S.? (Image credit: Nicolas Garcia/AFP/Getty Images)
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The number of countries with a female head of state or government fell to 17 from 19. "These developments show that progress in gender equality remains slow in all structures of power and types of decision-making," IPU Secretary-General Martin Chungong said in a statement. "Power is still firmly in men's hands," he said. The Swiss-based IPU works to promote representative democracy. Nordic countries suffered the largest setback globally, with a 6 percent drop in women ministers. Overall, however, women account for 44 percent of the top political executives. In Africa, women hold one-fifth of the ministerial posts but, with the exception of the Congo and Zambia, saw a steady decline over the last two years. Finland, which had the most women ministers in 2015, saw a sharp fall to 39 percent from 63 percent. Finland now ranks 14th, while Bulgaria, France, and Nicaragua share first place.
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In the 14th century, only merchants, warriors, the nobility, and members of royal families could obtain cocoa drinks, and drank them out of golden cups and engraved or painted goblets. According to the museum, after the Spanish colonized Mexico in the 16th century, they acquired the recipe for this hot chocolate and tried to keep it a secret from others. Jacques Torres says he believes it's only logical that Hernán (or Hernando) Cortés the Spanish conquistador who led the conquest of the Aztec kingdom must have been the one who discovered this concoction and brought it back to the European continent. In a 1520 letter to Charles V, Cortés is believed to have described their currency as beans that are somewhat like almonds and to have said the natives caffeinated with the hot chocolate. Christopher Columbus is also said to have remarked on the trading of almond-like beans during his Fourth Voyage and after landing in what is now Nicaragua about two decades earlier, where he saw the beans and was greeted by the indigenous people with a bitter, spicy chocolate drink.
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He's alone, going round like a crazy man, with no one paying attention,” she said. Rodriguez also accused the Peruvian leader of insulting Chavez's memory during a recent summit in Colombia. “I also rose and told him, ‘look Mister, you are a coward, and I repeat it here, Mr. Kuczynski, you are a coward who dared to tarnish the memory of our commander Hugo Chavez,'” she said. No comment from Peru There was no immediate response from Peru's government to the remarks. With recent moves to the right in Brazil and Argentina as well, Venezuela's government has lost support in Latin America, although it retains strong links with fellow leftist-led nations Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, and Nicaragua.
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