S2 E12: Griselda Blanco aka The Cocaine Godmother

On this week’s episode, Beth and Wendy discuss  La Madrina, the Black Widow, the Cocaine Godmother and the Queen of Narco-Trafficking, Griselda Blanco. She was a Colombian drug lord of the Medellín Cartel, and a pioneer in the Miami-based cocaine drug trade and underworld for decades. It has been estimated that she was responsible for more than 200 murders while transporting cocaine from Colombia to New York, Miami and Southern California. She was shot and killed on September 3, 2012, at the age of 69.  

Blanco grew up in Medellin Colombia during La Violencia.  She witnessed violence and death on the daily and was the victim of severe abuse at a young age. We discuss her early life and her rise to power as The Cocaine Godmother.  There are an infinite number of rumors and stories about La Madrina and we touch on those. We get into the setting, the timeline, her arrest, and where they are now. As always we thank our listeners, give some shout outs, share some crime news and how not to get murdered.  

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Shout Outs

Unerased Podcast

Stitcher link  https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stitcher/unerased-the-history-of-conversion-therapy-in-america

iTunes link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unerased-the-history-of-conversion-therapy-in-america/id1439513792?mt=2

Nancy Podcast

Stitcher link

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wnyc/nancy

Podbean link

https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/nm5aq-4eb01/Nancy-Podcast

Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded on Tubi TV

https://tubitv.com/movies/465050/cocaine_cowboys_reloaded

Footnotes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griselda_Blanco

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Griselda-Blanco

https://allthatsinteresting.com/griselda-blanco-la-madrina

https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/drugs/the-cocaine-godmother/

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3b5jz8/griselda-blanco-so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-cocaine

https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/michael-corleone-blanco-lives-in-the-shadow-of-his-cocaine-queen-mother-6384800

https://www.refractmag.com/read/2017/5/2/black-widow-part-1

https://www.biography.com/people/griselda-blanco-20965407

https://web.archive.org/web/20091031113829/http:/www.maxim.com:80/humor/articles/57005/searchingforthegodmotherofcrime.html?p=2

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1989-02-19-8901090931-story.html

Videos/Movies

Investigation Discovery: Evil Lives Here S4 E3, The Last Blanco

https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/evil-lives-here/full-episodes/the-last-blanco

Cocaine Cowboys & Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded/Cocaine Cowboys 2 (NOT electric Boogaloo)

http://www.rakontur.com/cocaine-cowboys/

Cartel Crew

http://www.vh1.com/news/371473/who-is-the-cast-of-cartel-crew/

Drunk History: Dan Harmon tells the story of the rise and fall of 1970s drug lord Griselda Blanco, starring Maya Rudolph as Giselda Blanco.

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/4ertq2/drunk-history-the-godmother-of-cocaine

Music

Abyss by Alasen: ●https://soundcloud.com/alasenhttps://twitter.com/icemantraphttps://instagram.com/icemanbass/https://soundcloud.com/therealfrozenguy
Wayo Wayo – Summer Edition by wellman Ft: JhonBlack, cdk´s synth http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/wellman/22358
Ice Flow, Master Disorder & Furious Freak by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com
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