“Women and the Drug Trade” with Dr. Elaine Carey

When we think about those who are involved in the drug trade in Latin America, we often think of men such as those featured on shows like Narcos and El Chapo. In reality, there are lots of women who take on key roles in the drug trafficking business whose stories are often overlooked.

In today’s episode, on of our South American Events officers, Maddie Whitehead, interviews Dr. Elaine Carey about the history and stories of women in the drug trade. Dr. Carey specialises in Latin American History and her research focuses on drug trafficking, social movements and human rights. She has published many renowned articles and books including ‘Women Drug Traffickers: Mules, Bosses and Organised Crime’ which our conversation focuses on today.

Interview by Maddie Whitehead. Music by Lorcan Cudlip Cook