Nora Barrientos

Nora Barrientos Cárdenas (born 1960) is a Chilean agricultural engineer and politician who served as Intendant of the Araucanía Region.[1][2][3][4]

Nora Barrientos
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Intendant of the Araucanía Region
In office
21 July 2017 – 11 March 2018
PresidentMichelle Bachelet
Preceded byMiguel Hernández Saffirio
Succeeded byLuis Mayol
In office
4 January 2008 – 11 March 2010
PresidentMichelle Bachelet
Preceded byOscar Eltit
Succeeded byAndrés Molina Magofke
Personal details
Born (1960-01-01) 1 January 1960 (age 62)
Temuco, Chile
Political partySocialist Party
Alma mater
ProfessionAgricultural engineer

Political careerEdit

Early lifeEdit

Barrientos studied agricultural engineering at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso. Since her university period she joined the Socialist Party.

As public officialEdit

In the state, Barrientos worked at CONADI (1997−2006) and at CORFO (2006−2008). In January 2008, she was appointed Intendant of the Araucanía Region by the president Michelle Bachelet. Her term ended together with the end of Bachelet's first government on 11 March 2010.

On 10 July 2017, she assumed as manager of the Recognition and Development Plan for Araucanía, created by Bachelet in her second government. However, she only lasted a few days in that position because then, on 21 July, she was appointed for second time as Intendant of La Araucanía, replacing Miguel Hernández Saffirio.


  1. ^ "Ex intendenta Nora Barrientos no apoyará candidata de su pacto electoral y se declara a favor de Boric". Araucanía Diario. 12 October 2021. Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Ex intendenta socialista de La Araucanía, Nora Barrientos, entrega respaldo a Gabriel Boric". Diario Malleco 7. 14 October 2021. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Gobierno designó nueva intendenta de La Araucanía y también a gobernador de Malleco". Diario Clave 9. 3 September 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  4. ^ Ortíz, Maximiliano (22 July 2017). "Nora Barrientos asume como intendenta de La Araucanía: continuará con plan de desarrollo". Radio Bío-Bío. Retrieved 29 December 2021.