Case Study: The Hostile Life Of Griselda Blanco

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The Hostile Life of Griselda Blanco

Griselda Blanco known to be the world's first women drug trafficker. She was born February 15, 1943, in Cartagena, Colombia. She grew up in an abusive environment, and her mom would sell her for sexual activities for money. Running away from all of this she met her first husband, Carlos Trujillo. He was the one that introduced her into drug trafficking in the first place. She was known as "La Madrina", "The Black Widow", and "The Cocaine Godmother" (Halperin).

As a little girl, she was raised by an abusive mother, her upbringing caused her to turn to crime. From there on was no longer a little girl. "Her and two friends kidnapped a 10-year-old boy to get a ransom, her friends handed her a gun and she
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"She was believed responsible for murdering all three of her husbands." (Bogley). She let herself go after almost losing her son, she gave up on everything and didn't care about the tracks she was leaving behind. The cops had been keeping a sharp eye out on her and her sons, waiting her them slip up and they indeed have been. Jorge, Griselda's right-hand man had her back when Griselda was taken by the police and sentenced to life in prison. "She escaped the death penalty on a technicality when Ayala was discredited as a witness after being caught having phone sex with secretaries in the prosecutor's office." With this, she only faced a decade behind bars. On September 3, 2012 Griselda Blanco was assassinated in Medellin, Columbia after serving her decade in prison. She was shot twice in the head after buying $200 worth of meat by two men on a motorcycle. She invented this murder…show more content…
She would have started up a little business down in a little town where she knows she could still sell and get money. Griselda now would probably be known for more than 200 murders, but she would be in war with Pablo Escobar. Two drug lords at war with each other trying to get to each other in the only way they know, committing crimes and selling their drugs to get around. I think Pablo would have found a way to always be one step in front of Griselda. It would just take her one misstep and she would be

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