Nicole Jenne Carolina Sampó Marcos Alan Ferreira Anna Beatriz Ramalho Gonçalves

The role of women in criminal organizations in Latin America: insights from Brazil and Mexico

A Talk by Marcos Alan Ferreira , Carolina Sampó , Nicole Jenne and Anna Beatriz Ramalho Gonçalves

About this Talk

Women have been present in Organized Crime for many years, particularly when it comes to drug trafficking organizations. Their roles have been changing and they have been increasingly involved in higher positions, particularly when their male relatives are behind bars or dead. This roundtable will discuss some advances of the research financed by the Ford Foundation and the Latin American Studies Association, that compares the presence and the role of women in the First Capital Command (PCC) from Brazil with their role in Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG) from Mexico.

19 October 2023, 01:00 AM

01:00 AM - 02:15 AM

About The Speakers

Marcos Alan Ferreira

Marcos Alan Ferreira

Associate Professor, Universidade Federal da Paraiba

Expert in Criminal Governance in Latin America


Carolina Sampó

Carolina Sampó

Associate Researcher, Conicet, Argentina

PhD in Social Sciences. Master's degree in International Studies. Bachelor in Political Sciences.


Nicole Jenne

Nicole Jenne

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

IR scholar with expertise in gender in international security


Anna Beatriz Ramalho Gonçalves

Anna Beatriz Ramalho Gonçalves

Department of Penitentiary Administration, Brazil