Katrine Svendsen
La Gringa
Biographical information
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Age 43
Affiliations Santa Blanca Cartel
Role Scientist in the Santa Blanca drug cartel
Occupation Head Chemist
Appearances War Within the Cartel, Ghost Recon Wildlands

La Gringa, real name Katrine Svendsen is the nickname of a scientist who was hired to increase coca production in the Santa Blanca Drug Cartel. She serves as an Underboss under El Yayo.

She and her team, along with Marcus Jensen, were once visited by Nidia Flores, who ordered them to increase production, even though they were at capacity.



After the player completes the main story missions in the region, El Sueño will be fed up with her failures and sends a team of Sicarios to kill La Gringa at her home, forcing Bowman to send the Ghosts to fight off the attackers and extract her to safety. Except when they arrive, they find there are many rebels stationed outside her home fighting off the cartel. Once the Ghosts find La Gringa in her basement, they find she's taken a bullet to the shoulder and she requests you take her to a rebel doctor that she knows personally. On the way she explains that she's been giving the rebels medical supplies behind El Sueño's back, and that's why they were there defending her. Once they arrive at the doctors location, the team will have to defend them for 2 minutes from cartel SUV's and choppers. Once complete, Nomad and his squad will take her to Bowman and interrogate her for information on El Sueño.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • She is played by Carly Thomas Smith in War Within the Cartel, while she is voiced by Helen Wilson in the game.
  • She is one of the underbosses the Ghosts must encounter if they choose to go after the Production side.
  • After capturing La Gringa the player is rewarded with 7 skill points and 10,000 'food parcels' resources.