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{{Infobox gang
|name = {{Flagicon|Mexico|Flag of Mexico}}<br/>Madrazo Cartel
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|colors = Various
|image = Madrazo-beat-Michael-GTAV.png
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|name = {{Flagicon|Mexico|Flag of Mexico}}-{{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}}<br/>Madrazo Cartel
|size = 275px
 
|caption = [[Martin Madrazo]] beating [[Michael De Santa]] with a baseball bat
 
 
|game = V
 
|game = V
 
|color = #324b76
 
|color = #324b76
|colors = Varies
 
 
|locations = [[La Fuente Blanca]], [[Senora Road]]
 
|locations = [[La Fuente Blanca]], [[Senora Road]]
 
|leader = [[Martin Madrazo]]
 
|leader = [[Martin Madrazo]]
|type = Drug Cartel
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|members= [[Martin Madrazo]] <small>(Leader)</small><br>[[Javier Madrazo]] <small>(Formerly)</small>{{Status|D1=y}}[[Juan (Online)|Juan]] <small>(Chief Lieutenant)</small><br>[[El Estupido]]
|affiliations = [[Oscar Guzman]]<br>[[GTA Online Protagonist]]<br>[[Kkangpae]]<br>[[Los Santos Triads]]<br>[[Los Santos Vagos (HD Universe)|Los Santos Vagos]]
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|type = [[Mexico|Mexican]]-[[United States of America|American]] Drug Cartel
|enemies = [[Ballas (HD Universe)|Ballas]]<br>[[The Lost MC|Lost MC]]<br>[[Michael De Santa]] <small>(Formerly)</small>{{Status|D2=y}}[[Trevor Philips]] <small>(Formerly)</small>{{Status|D2=y}}
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|enemies = [[Ballas (HD Universe)|Ballas]]<br>[[The Lost MC|Lost MC]]<br>[[Michael De Santa]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Trevor Philips]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
|members = [[Martin Madrazo]] <small>(Leader)</small><br>[[Javier Madrazo]] <small>(Formerly)</small>{{Status|D1=y}}[[Juan (Online)|Juan]] <small>(Chief Lieutenant)</small><br>[[El Estupido]]
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|affiliations = [[Oscar Guzman]]<br>[[GTA Online Protagonist|''GTA Online'' Protagonist]]<br>[[Kkangpae]]<br>[[Los Santos Triads]]<br>[[Los Santos Vagos (HD Universe)|Los Santos Vagos]]
|weapons = [[Baseball Bat]]<br>[[Pistol]]s<br>[[Micro SMG]]<br>[[MP5|SMG]]<br>[[Combat MG]]<br>[[Pump Shotgun]]<br>[[Assault Rifle]]<br>[[Advanced Rifle]]
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|weapons = [[Baseball Bat]]<br>[[Pistol]]s<br>[[Micro SMG]]<br>[[MP5|SMG]]<br>[[Combat MG]]<br>[[Pump Shotgun]]<br>[[Sawed-Off Shotgun]]<br>[[Assault Rifle]]<br>[[Advanced Rifle]]<br>[[Sniper Rifle]]
|cars = [[Baller]]<br>[[Maverick]] <small>(GTA Online)</small> <br>[[Buzzard]] <small>(GTA Online)</small> <br>[[Frogger]] <small>(GTA Online)</small><br> [[Rogue (plane)|Rogue]] <small>(GTA Online)</small>
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|image = Madrazo-beat-Michael-GTAV.png
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|caption = [[Martin Madrazo]] beating [[Michael De Santa]] with a baseball bat
 
|businesses = Drug Dealing<br>Prostitution<br>Arms trafficking<br>Contraband
 
|businesses = Drug Dealing<br>Prostitution<br>Arms trafficking<br>Contraband
}}
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'''Madrazo Cartel''' drug cartel led by [[Martin Madrazo]] that has a minor role in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
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|cars = [[Baller]]<br>[[Cavalcade]]<br>Red [[Buccaneer Custom]] (<small>(GTA Online)</small><br>[[Caracara]] <small>(GTA Online)</small><br>[[Huntley S]] <small>(GTA Online)</small> <br>[[Maverick]] <small>(GTA Online)</small> <br>[[Buzzard]] <small>(GTA Online)</small> <br>[[Frogger]] <small>(GTA Online)</small><br> [[Rogue (plane)|Rogue]] <small>(GTA Online)</small>
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|game2 = O}}The '''Madrazo Cartel''' or simply called '''The Cartel''' is a [[Mexico|Mexican]]-[[United States of America|American]] drug cartel that appears in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''.
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==Description==
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Led by Mexican [[Martin Madrazo]] and his family, the gang muscle is mainly made up of young Hispanic men of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemala Guatemalan] origin<ref>Dialog has members referring to each other using the slang word "Chapine" which is slang for a person from Guatemala. They can also be heard saying "Viva Guatemala". Slang also references the gang as being called the "Guatemaltecos"</ref>. Gang muscle are seen wearing distinctive [[Flying Bravo]] polo shirts of varying colors and designs, usually with numbers on the sleeves. Internal character models are named "Pologoon" reflecting their common wardrobe. Higher up members of the gang do not wear these shirts and sometimes use the same models as the [[Los Santos Vagos (HD Universe)|Vagos]] and the [[Armenian Mob]]. Like the [[Varrios Los Aztecas (HD Universe)|Aztecas]], many of the cartel members re-use the Vagos members dialogue.
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The cartel members at [[La Fuente Blanca]] will not be immediately hostile to the player unless the player stays in their vicinity too long. Verbal warnings will be given before any aggressive response is encountered.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===Events in ''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
 
===Events in ''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
The [[Online Protagonist]] is hired by Martin Madrazo to perform several jobs including rescuing two cartel members, [[Juan (Online)|his Chief Lieutenant]] who is under attack from [[Ballas (HD Universe)|Ballas]] in [[Holed Up - Burton|Burton]] and his [[El Estupido|cousin]] who is surrounded by [[IAA|law enforcement]] in [[Time To Get Away|Paleto Bay]]. After reaching El Estupido, cartel members are sent to eliminate him on the assumption he has been compromised by law enforcement and the player must fight the cartel hit squads.
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{{Quote|Mr. Madrazo... Mr. Madrazo is a legitimate businessman. He was wrongfully accused of... running a Mexican-American gang and a narcotic ring, but the charges were dropped because of the witnesses came up... missing.|[[Franklin Clinton]] to [[Michael De Santa]] in [[Marriage Counseling]] explaining some of the events of ''GTA Online''.}}The [[Online Protagonist]] is hired by Martin Madrazo to perform several jobs. Most of these revolve around legal trouble that Martin and the cartel are facing, including eliminating an [[Unnamed District Attorney|attorney]], a [[Madrazo Witness|witness]], a [[Unnamed Judge|judge]], an [[Death From Above|informant]] and [[Judging the Jury|eight jurors]]. Other jobs involve rescuing two cartel members; his Chief Lieutenant, [[Juan (Online)|Juan]], who is [[Holed Up - Burton|under attack]] from [[Ballas (HD Universe)|Ballas]] in [[Burton]] and his [[El Estupido|cousin]], who is [[Time To Get Away|surrounded]] by [[IAA|law enforcement]] in [[Paleto Bay]]. After reaching El Estupido, cartel members are given a green light to eliminate him on the assumption he has been compromised by law enforcement and the player may be required to fight the cartel hit squads.
   
Even thought The Cartel is allied with the [[GTA Online Protagonist|online player]], they are one of gangs who the players tried to steal the raw materials for their business in the Bikers resupply mission, Gunrunning resupply missions and [[GTA Online: Smuggler's Run|Smuggler's Run]] resupply missions.
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Even thought The Cartel is allied with the [[GTA Online Protagonist|online player]], they can also be one of the gangs who the players target to steal raw materials for their business in the [[GTA Online: Bikers|Bikers]], [[GTA Online: Gunrunning|Gunrunning]] and [[GTA Online: Smuggler's Run|Smuggler's Run]] resupply missions. They can also appear in the [[Nightclubs|Nightclub]] promotion missions, added with the [[GTA Online: Arena War|Arena War]] update, where they chase the player once stolen supplies are retaken from the Vagos.
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The Cartel reappear in the DLC [[GTA Online: The Diamond Casino & Resort]] where they fight against the players in certain missions for the casino givent by Agatha Baker
   
 
===Events in ''Grand Theft Auto V''===
 
===Events in ''Grand Theft Auto V''===
Their only appearance as a gang are in the level "[[Marriage Counseling]]", one of [[Michael De Santa]]'s missions, where they attempt to kill Michael after he pulled down the deck of a property which [[Martin Madrazo]] had an interest in. The hitmen chase Michael and [[Franklin Clinton]] to Michael's [[Rockford Hills]] [[Michael's mansion|mansion]], where the last of them are gunned down. However, the gang's leader, Martin, beats Michael down and tells him that he owes him [[$]]2.5 million for the destroyed house. Afterwards, Michael pays his debt off. Later in the game, Martin contacts Michael asking him for a [[Caida Libre|favor]], to kill Martin's cousin [[Javier Madrazo]] after he had been planning to testify against the gang. After Michael shoots down the [[Shamal|plane]] that was carrying Javier and Trevor manages to kill Javier as well as collect the evidence, Martin refuses to pay the two for the work. Because of this, Trevor bites off Martin's ear, kidnaps his wife [[Patricia Madrazo]] and steals his [[Baller|car]]. Because of this, Martin orders the gang to attack both Michael and Trevor if they enter [[La Fuente Blanca]] or [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos city limits]] in endless waves until they exit the ranch or city. The Madrazo Cartel are again reconciled when Michael sends him an Aztec fertility idol that he [[Derailed|stole]] from a [[Train (GTA V)|train]] and Trevor tearfully returns Martin's wife to him at the end of [[Monkey Business]].
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{{Quote|You! You're a dead man! Green light! Green light! Martin Madrazo give you green light!|[[Natalia Zverovna]] to [[Michael De Santa]], setting the cartel on his tail.}}Their first appearance as a gang is during [[Marriage Counseling]], one of [[Michael De Santa]]'s missions, where they attempt to kill Michael after he pulled down the deck of a [[Martin Madrazo's house|property]] which [[Martin Madrazo]] had an interest in. The hitmen chase Michael and [[Franklin Clinton]] to Michael's [[Rockford Hills]] [[Michael's mansion|mansion]]. The gang's leader, Martin, appears and after Franklin informs Michael of Madrazo's background, referencing the earlier legal troubles of ''GTA Online'', Martin beats Michael down with a [[Baseball Bat|baseball bat]] and tells him that he owes him [[$]]2.5 million for the destroyed house. After Michael returns to the criminal life to pay his debt off, Martin contacts Michael asking him for a [[Caida Libre|favor]], to kill Martin's cousin [[Javier Madrazo]] after he had been planning to testify against the gang. After Michael shoots down the [[Shamal|plane]] that was carrying Javier and [[Trevor Philips]] manages to kill Javier as well as collect the evidence, Martin refuses to pay the two for the work. Because of this, Trevor bites off Martin's ear, kidnaps his wife [[Patricia Madrazo]] and steals his [[Baller|car]]. Because of this, Martin orders the gang to attack both Michael and Trevor if they enter [[La Fuente Blanca]] or [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos city limits]] in endless waves until they exit the ranch or city. The Madrazo Cartel are again reconciled when Michael sends him an Aztec fertility idol that he [[Derailed|stole]] from a [[Train (GTA V)|train]] and Trevor tearfully returns Martin's wife to him at the end of [[Monkey Business]].
   
 
==Territory==
 
==Territory==
[[La Fuente Blanca]], a ranch owned by Martin Madrazo, serves as the Madrazo Cartel's main area of operation. Cartel members can be seen standing guard or patrolling the ranch. Martin also owns a house in [[Vinewood Hills]], which appears in many online missions.
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[[La Fuente Blanca]], a ranch owned by Martin Madrazo, serves as the Madrazo Cartel's main area of operation. Cartel members can be seen standing guard or patrolling the ranch. Martin also owns a [[Martin Madrazo's house|house]] in [[Vinewood Hills]], which appears in many online missions and a [[Martin Madrazo's Lock-up|rural lock-up]] north of La Fuente Blanca.
   
 
==Members and Associates==
 
==Members and Associates==
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*[[Franklin Clinton]] - Hired gun (formerly)
 
*[[Franklin Clinton]] - Hired gun (formerly)
 
*[[Trevor Philips]] - Hired gun (formerly)
 
*[[Trevor Philips]] - Hired gun (formerly)
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==Mission Appareance==
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===GTA V===
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*[[Marriage Counseling]]
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*[[Caida Libre]]
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===GTA Online===
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====Bikers====
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*[[The Open Road]]
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====Gunrunning====
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*[[Disruption Logistics]]
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====Smuggler's Run====
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*[[Free Trade Shipping Co]]
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====After Hours====
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*[[Nightclubs/Nightclub Management|Nightclub Management]]
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*[[Business Battles]]
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==== Diamond Casino & Resort ====
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*[[One Armed Bandits]]
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*[[Safe Bet]]
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery position="center" captionalign="center">
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<gallery position="center" spacing="small" captionalign="center">
 
LaFluenteBlancaranch.jpg|La Fuente Blanca sign.
 
LaFluenteBlancaranch.jpg|La Fuente Blanca sign.
 
LaFluenteBlancahouse.jpg|La Fuente Blanca.
 
LaFluenteBlancahouse.jpg|La Fuente Blanca.
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mandrazocatelmembers.jpg|Madrazo Cartel members at La Fuente Blanca.
 
mandrazocatelmembers.jpg|Madrazo Cartel members at La Fuente Blanca.
 
Mandrazocartelmember.jpg|Cartel member smoking in front of La Fuente Blanca.
 
Mandrazocartelmember.jpg|Cartel member smoking in front of La Fuente Blanca.
BallerMadrazoGTAV.png|The [[Baller]] used by the cartel.
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MadrazoCartelMembers-GTAO-SS1.jpg|Madrazo Cartel members as they appear in [[GTA Online: Smuggler's Run|Smuggler's Run]] and [[GTA Online: After Hours|After Hours]] missions.
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MadrazoCartelMembers-GTAO-SS2.jpg|Hostile Madrazo Cartel members.
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MadrazoCartelMembers-GTAO-SS3.jpg|More Madrazo Cartel members.
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MarriageCounseling-GTAV-SS14.png|Cartel members in a Balller.
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BallerMadrazoGTAV.png|Madrazo's personal Baller.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
==Trivia==
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==References==
*Many of the cartel members have the same dialogue as [[Los Santos Vagos (HD Universe)|Vagos]] members.
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{{Reflist}}
**Despite this, unused dialogue for the cartel members exists in the game files.
 
*The internal name for the cartel members was Polynesian.
 
*In some of the GTA Online missions, the members of The Cartel use the same models as the Vagos and the [[Armenian Mob]].
 
   
 
==Navigation==
 
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Revision as of 11:38, August 7, 2019

The Madrazo Cartel or simply called The Cartel is a Mexican-American drug cartel that appears in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Description

Led by Mexican Martin Madrazo and his family, the gang muscle is mainly made up of young Hispanic men of Guatemalan origin[1]. Gang muscle are seen wearing distinctive Flying Bravo polo shirts of varying colors and designs, usually with numbers on the sleeves. Internal character models are named "Pologoon" reflecting their common wardrobe. Higher up members of the gang do not wear these shirts and sometimes use the same models as the Vagos and the Armenian Mob. Like the Aztecas, many of the cartel members re-use the Vagos members dialogue.

The cartel members at La Fuente Blanca will not be immediately hostile to the player unless the player stays in their vicinity too long. Verbal warnings will be given before any aggressive response is encountered.

History

Events in Grand Theft Auto Online

"Mr. Madrazo... Mr. Madrazo is a legitimate businessman. He was wrongfully accused of... running a Mexican-American gang and a narcotic ring, but the charges were dropped because of the witnesses came up... missing."
Franklin Clinton to Michael De Santa in Marriage Counseling explaining some of the events of GTA Online.
The Online Protagonist is hired by Martin Madrazo to perform several jobs. Most of these revolve around legal trouble that Martin and the cartel are facing, including eliminating an attorney, a witness, a judge, an informant and eight jurors. Other jobs involve rescuing two cartel members; his Chief Lieutenant, Juan, who is under attack from Ballas in Burton and his cousin, who is surrounded by law enforcement in Paleto Bay. After reaching El Estupido, cartel members are given a green light to eliminate him on the assumption he has been compromised by law enforcement and the player may be required to fight the cartel hit squads.

Even thought The Cartel is allied with the online player, they can also be one of the gangs who the players target to steal raw materials for their business in the Bikers, Gunrunning and Smuggler's Run resupply missions. They can also appear in the Nightclub promotion missions, added with the Arena War update, where they chase the player once stolen supplies are retaken from the Vagos.

The Cartel reappear in the DLC GTA Online: The Diamond Casino & Resort where they fight against the players in certain missions for the casino givent by Agatha Baker

Events in Grand Theft Auto V

"You! You're a dead man! Green light! Green light! Martin Madrazo give you green light!"
Natalia Zverovna to Michael De Santa, setting the cartel on his tail.
Their first appearance as a gang is during Marriage Counseling, one of Michael De Santa's missions, where they attempt to kill Michael after he pulled down the deck of a property which Martin Madrazo had an interest in. The hitmen chase Michael and Franklin Clinton to Michael's Rockford Hills mansion. The gang's leader, Martin, appears and after Franklin informs Michael of Madrazo's background, referencing the earlier legal troubles of GTA Online, Martin beats Michael down with a baseball bat and tells him that he owes him $2.5 million for the destroyed house. After Michael returns to the criminal life to pay his debt off, Martin contacts Michael asking him for a favor, to kill Martin's cousin Javier Madrazo after he had been planning to testify against the gang. After Michael shoots down the plane that was carrying Javier and Trevor Philips manages to kill Javier as well as collect the evidence, Martin refuses to pay the two for the work. Because of this, Trevor bites off Martin's ear, kidnaps his wife Patricia Madrazo and steals his car. Because of this, Martin orders the gang to attack both Michael and Trevor if they enter La Fuente Blanca or Los Santos city limits in endless waves until they exit the ranch or city. The Madrazo Cartel are again reconciled when Michael sends him an Aztec fertility idol that he stole from a train and Trevor tearfully returns Martin's wife to him at the end of Monkey Business.

Territory

La Fuente Blanca, a ranch owned by Martin Madrazo, serves as the Madrazo Cartel's main area of operation. Cartel members can be seen standing guard or patrolling the ranch. Martin also owns a house in Vinewood Hills, which appears in many online missions and a rural lock-up north of La Fuente Blanca.

Members and Associates

Members

Associates

Mission Appareance

GTA V

GTA Online

Bikers

Gunrunning

Smuggler's Run

After Hours

Diamond Casino & Resort

Gallery

References

  1. Dialog has members referring to each other using the slang word "Chapine" which is slang for a person from Guatemala. They can also be heard saying "Viva Guatemala". Slang also references the gang as being called the "Guatemaltecos"


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