Presentation on theme: "‘‘THE COCAINE GODMOTHER’’ GRISELDA BLANCO. Griselda Blanco was one of the first Colombians to traffic narcotics to the United States. Blanco was involved."— Presentation transcript:
Griselda Blanco was one of the first Colombians to traffic narcotics to the United States. Blanco was involved in drug trafficking Griselda was a ruthless female drug lord who killed at will WHY WAS GRISELDA BLANCO CONSIDERED A LEADER?
WHO FOLLOWED ‘‘THE COCAINE GODMOTHER’’? People who used cocaine People who were scared of her
HOW WAS GRISELDA A SEPARATE LEADER THAN OTHERS? She was a woman She was in the Mafia She was a visionary for coming up with a plan to combine Columbia, New York, and Miami She was a serial killer
Until she was arrested and in jail for 20 years Until she was shot in in the head twice at the age of 69 Why? Because she was killed by two men on a motorcycle coming out of a butcher shop HOW LONG WAS GRISELDA IN LEADERSHIP CAPTIVITY?
POSITIVE TRAITS ABOUT GRISELDA BLANCO She was a mother She was a female leader
NEGATIVE TRAITS ABOUT GRISELDA BLANCO She killed children She killed more than 200 people She killed 3 of her husbands
She was a rape victim She lived in an abused home She was a prostitute and street pocket who came from extreme poverty How did her background affect her leadership? Blanco came to Queens in the late 1960’s with her boyfriend (Carlos Trujillo) the father of three of her four sons. Trujillo introduced her to Alberto Bravo, a trafficker from Medellin and Bravo introduced Blanco to his world. One day, Bravo said something that offended Blanco, she stuck the muzzle of a loaded gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. In 1971, she started her own cocaine network. She used numerous sources who supplied her with cocaine. Blanco was also bi-sexual who only used female mules. GRISELDA BLANCO’S BACKGROUND
WHAT CAUSED GRISELDA BLANCO TO FALL FROM POWER? She was in jail for 20 years. She was sent back to Columbia. She was shot twice in the head by two men on a motercycle.