“Griselda”, the Netflix series starring the Colombian actress, has been running since its premiere on January 25th Sofia Vergara and that continues life Griselda Blancoknown as “The godmother of cocaine“, has become one of the most controversial and eye-catching in the streaming service’s catalog.
The production depicts various aspects of the life of the woman known as the Black Widow, from her beginnings in crime at the age of 13 to her rise in the drug trade in Miami to her establishment as a major cocaine distributor and leader criminal world in the capital of Florida.
To achieve this, the woman did not do it alone but had the help of Jesus “Chucho” Castrohis lieutenant and whom he would later pursue, was a key figure in understanding the level of cruelty he could achieve.
Jesús “Chucho” Castro speaks with Griselda Blanco in the series (Photo: Netflix)
WHO IS JESÚS “CHUCHO” CASTRO IN “GRISELDA”?
In the Netflix series“Mutt“portrays himself as Griselda's right-hand man and accompanies her on her rise in the drug trade until she becomes the “Godmother of cocaine” in Miami, in addition to his Bodyguard and enforcer more efficient.
In fact, the production shows that Griselda probably wouldn't have gotten this far without him. But when he breaks up, the woman sends another assassin to take his life, but he is murdered Johnnyhis little two-year-old son.
Chucho's alienation and the woman's decision to have him killed show the cruelty of the woman who did not hesitate to kill two of her husbands, and so it is no surprise that she did the same to an ally.
Fredy Yate plays Jesús “Chucho” Castro in the Netflix series “Griselda” (Photo: Freddy Yate / Instagram)
“CHUCHO” CASTRO IN REAL LIFE, HIS FIGHT WITH GRISELDA AND THE DEATH OF HIS SON
Jesús Castro was Griselda Blanco's killer for several years, although he ultimately left it to pursue a life away from its activities. In fact, he even refused to help one of the woman's children, which was an affront to her given his position.
“Jesus rejected him (Griselda’s son). He said, “I broke up.” “I cut off contact with you and your mother and you're not welcome here.” Well, that was an insult to Griselda,” retired West Miami Police Chief Nelson Andreu said in the Conversation with CBS News.
For this reason he decided to broadcast Jorge “Rivi” Ayala, but he and his team were unsuccessful because although they managed to find him after a long search because he was hiding, they were unable to kill him. However, in the end they had their little boy, who was only two years old.
“They pulled up next to him as he (Chucho) was traveling on the Dixie Highway south of Dadeland. He sees a van pull up next to him. The sliding door opens and there are three guys with machine guns firing. He leans forward. The boy (Johnny) sitting on the armrest is shot twice in the face. “He falls to the ground and manages to escape them in traffic,” added the police officer who investigated the minor’s death.
Far from being annoyed by failures in execution, Griselda was pleased with what had happened, assuring that with the little boy's death both were imminent.. “When he found out we had the son by chance, he said he was glad they were at peace,” “Rivi” Ayala told police.
“When they returned to Griselda and told her that they had failed Jesus but had accidentally killed her son, she was overjoyed. He said, “Well, he deserved it, he rejected my son. “What better way to get revenge than to kill your son?” That’s the kind of cruelty and behavior that Griselda displayed,” Andreu mused.
“CHUCHO” WAS ARRESTED BEFORE DISAPPEARING
According to the retired police officer, “Chucho” was arrested shortly after his son's death, leaving him unable to exact his revenge. In his interview in prison, the killer revealed what he did after losing the minor.
“He took the boy home and cleaned him up. “He put him in a bathtub full of ice and sat on the bathroom floor holding the child's hand all night until he decided what to do in the morning,” the police officer explained. The next day, he left the little boy's body at a mosque in Miami. “He was wrapped in a blanket, he had a few roses and his passport in his hands on his chest,” he added.
The case of Jesús Castro is just one example of the extent of Griselda's cruelty, who murdered or had enemies and allies killed for various reasons, some of which made very little sense.
“She murdered people in the blink of an eye. She would kill anyone who displeased her, whether because of debt, because someone had made a mistake in delivery or because she didn't like the way they were viewed,” said Stephen Schlessinger, an assistant federal prosecutor who represented the Case of Griselda Blanco prosecuted.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT “GRISELDA”
PERSONAL DATA OF GRISELDA BLANCO
- Birth Name: Ana Griselda Blanco
- Nickname: The Black Widow. The Queen of Coca, the godmother, the patron saint, the great lady
- Birth date: February 15, 1943
- Place of birth: Cartagena Colombia
- Date of death: September 3, 2012
- Age: 69 years
- Place of death: Medellin, Colombia
- Cause of death: Gunshot wound and murder
- Nationality: Colombian
WHAT WAS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GRISELDA BLANCO AND PABLO ESCOBAR?
While Griselda dominated Miami, Escobar did the same in Medellín, as both were great leaders in their time. So their paths would inevitably cross. Give rise to more than one theory and one rumor.
Griselda was forced to flee to her native Colombia in 1975, at a time when the Medellín Cartel was beginning to gain power. However, years earlier, the woman was a mentor to the Pattern of Evil and they would have even had a romance.
WHO IS MICHAEL CORLEONE BLANCO AND WHERE IS HE CURRENTLY?
Michael Corleone Blanco is Griselda's fourth child, the result of her relationship with Darío Sepúlveda. Despite his parents' turbulent past, the “black widow” heir appears to have dedicated his life to legality and social networks. Do you want to know what he's doing now?
PRODUCTIONS ON GRISELDA BLANCO
The story of the “Godmother of Cocaine” has always caused a stir, so her life should also come to the screen. Therefore we mention the productions that were created around it:
- “Cocaine Godmother”
- “The godmother”
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