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Move over “Mob Wives” — the “Cartel Crew” is here.
The docuseries is making its debut Monday at 9 p.m. on VH1, and the entire series will be set right here in the Magic City.
The premise of the program takes a deep look into the lives of eight individuals, all descendants of drug cartel bosses, who live in Miami. One of them is Michael Corleone Blanco, the youngest son of Griselda Blanco, also known as the “Black Widow.” The narco-trafficking queen from Colombia ruled during the Miami Drug War of the 70s and 80s right here in South Florida.
“My family ran the cocaine business, my mother invented the modern-day cocaine trade industry as we know it,” Blanco said.
The series shot all over Miami and South Beach, with some portions in Medellin, Colombia that is centered around Blanco, who for 33 years, led a criminal lifestyle much like his mother, but quit after his mother’s assassination in 2012.
Blanco created “Pure Blanco” a personal clothing brand to prove to the world that he could lead a legal business life.
“My mother taught me life lessons, she was a savvy businesswoman so she was not only my council and my first true love but she was my mentor in business,” Blanco said. “I’m doing it for my family, I’m doing it for everybody who always said that I couldn’t be anything but a drug dealer.”
— Cartel Crew (@CartelCrewVH1) January 3, 2019
As Blanco and his close circle of friends including Katherine Flores, Nicole Zavala, Carlos Oliveros, Dayana Castellanos, Stephanie Acevedo and Marie Ramirez-D’Ariano navigate through adulthood and life in South Florida, the series highlights how these children of the drug cartel now live under the effects and legacy of their upbringing.
You can catch “Cartel Crew” next Monday, Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. on VH1.