"The Haitians! I hate these Haitians! They've messed with me for the last time! We'll take 'em out, only we need some back-up! I've lost a few hermanos already out there!"
Umberto Robina

Cannon Fodder is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City given to protagonist Tommy Vercetti by Cubans leader Umberto Robina from his fathers café in Little Havana, Vice City.


Tommy Vercetti goes to Café Robina and meets Umberto Robina, who has started an open gang war with the Haitians, sending his men to attack their drug factory in Little Haiti. The factory, however, is proving impregnable and so Umberto sends Vercetti to drive some new Cuban gangsters to the scene and help to steal the Haitian's van loaded with a drugs shipment. Vercetti leaves the café and finds a four-door vehicle and returns to collect three Cubans before driving to The Well Stacked Pizza Co. store opposite an alleyway leading to the factory, dropping off the Cubans and meeting Rico. Vercetti kills a number of Haitians guarding the entrance and, after they are dead, some Cubans run down the alleyway and into the factory walls, but are killed by a sniper. Rico calls reinforcement for the attack. Vercetti, now joined by three more Cubans, kills the sniper and enters the factory walls, killing all the Haitians he meets. Vercetti and Rico then get into the Haitian van and drive it back to the café.


  • Rico (optional) - Can be killed by Tommy Vercetti, After he gets in the vehicle. Although it does not affect the storyline.
  • Unnamed Cuban Members - All killed by the Haitian sniper.
  • Haitian sniper - Killed by Tommy Vercetti.
  • Cuban reinforcements (optional) - All can be killed by Tommy Vercetti, though it does not affect the storyline.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Get a car and pick up the Cubans from outside Robina's Cafe.
  • Go and drop the Cubans off at the fight.
  • Take out the sniper.
  • Finish off the rest of the Haitians so that the Cubans can move forward.


The reward for completing this mission is $2,000 and the mission Naval Engagement is unlocked.


  • The song that can be heard playing in the background during the opening cutscene is "Maracaibo Oriental" by Benny Moré. The song is also featured on the in-game radio station Radio Espantoso.
  • In the 3.01 PlayStation 2 and mobile versions, along with the Japanese versions of the game, all dialogue referring to the Haitians in the cutscene is muted.
  • The name of this mission obviously refers to the Cubans gun down by the sniper on the roof (or Tommy if he gets too close), becoming literally, a bunch of "Cannon Fodder".
  • The Stinger used in the barricade cannot be obtained, as it will explode instantly if the player gets in it.
  • After the cutscene is finished, the player may find themselves immediately attacked by Haitians as this can be dangerous if the player does not have sufficient health and armor.
  • A Cuban member can't be killed by the Haitians after Rico got into the van.



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