Griselda Blanco Research Paper

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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 shot him between the eyes." (Gonzales). She was an innocent 11-year-old girl and from there on Griselda Blanco was never the same. That was the day she entered the world of crime.

In her early 30's after leaving her home-town, she created her own trend to traffic the drugs into other states and countries. Her trend was to hide the packages inside the cushion part of hand-made bras. Her preference was to have the girls carry the drugs because they would look less suspicious carrying them. Her trend then became the most known way of transporting cocaine. "She was a pioneer in the sense that
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She committed over 200 crimes during her lifetime. She did not care in the matter who got hurt and who she had to go through to get what she wanted. She was a murderer, a cold-blooded murderer. I believe right now the world would be in a war. She made a lot of people angry when she was alive. She would borrow money from people and never pay them back, sending her assassins to kill whoever knew of her doings. There were times when even children were involved and she showed no remorse towards them. Pablo Escobar realized that Griselda was becoming a liability. She was being

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