Latinos Throughout US History (Infamous and Famous Latinos in US History)

Griselda Blanco (1943-2012)


Griselda Blanco, known as the Black Widow, was a major drug lord within the Medillin Cartel during the 1970s and 1980s, bringing in approximately $80 million per month. However, in the 80s she had the niece of the cartel family killed in order to avoid paying for a cocaine shipment and was forced to go into hiding in California. The DEA caught up to Blanco in 1985, but she continued to run her drug business from prison.