Latin American women of the right in the 21st century

Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals, 126
Publication date: 12/2020
Verónica Giordano and Gina Paola Rodríguez
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Verónica Giordano, investigadora, Instituto de Estudios de América Latina y el Caribe, Universidad de Buenos Aires, y CONICET, Argentina, ORCID: 

Gina Paola Rodríguez, investigadora, Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias Jurídicas, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Argentina. ORCID:

In Latin America, the first two decades of the 21st century have been a time of growth for women's political leadership. However, this has not been reflected in recent scientific research at regional level, which remains relatively scarce on the subject, especially when it comes to right-wing parties and movements. Based on a study of journalistic sources and the discourses of leading women on the right, this paper seeks to fill this gap by examining the trajectories of these women and the gender views expressed in their political discourses and agendas. To do this, it studies a group of Latin American women linked to or aspiring to the highest positions in executive power: Mireya Moscoso (Panama), Laura Chinchilla (Costa Rica), Gabriela Michetti (Argentina), Marta Lucía Ramírez (Colombia), Keiko Fujimori (Peru) and Evelyn Martínez Fornet (Chile).

Keywords: Latin America, women, right wing, gender perspective, politics

How to cite this article: Giordano, Verónica y Rodríguez, Gina Paola. «Las mujeres de las derechas latinoamericanas del siglo XXI». Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, n.º 126 (diciembre de 2020), p. 215-237. DOI:

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