General Medrano (Joaquín Cosio)
General Medrano played by Joaquín Cosio
Born in Tepic, Mexico in 1962
Starred In Quantum of Solace (2008)
General Medrano arrives by boat to meet with Dominic Greene. He discusses the plan to overthrow the existing government making him president. Greens tells Medrano that this can be achieved within a week, as his organisation has already begun to destabilise the government. In return he tells the General that he wants ownership of a piece of land in the desert and anything they find there. The General thinks he is looking for oil, and tells him that he won't find any as many have looked, but is happy to agree to the terms of the deal.
Greene then introduces Medrano to Camille Montes. After Bond killed Edmund Slate who was hired by Greene to kill Camille, he hands her over to the General to 'sweeten' their deal, with the proviso that when he has finished with her, she is dropped over the side. As they are leaving the harbour, Bond manages to rescue Camille from the Generals boat, something he isn't pleased about at all.
General Medrano doesn't then appear until the end of the film. He meets with the colonel of police, Carlos, and Greene at a hotel in the middle of the desert to finalise the deal. Greene gets the General to sign a contract handing over the supposed worthless land to him. He then tells him that he now controls 60% of the Bolivian water supply and forces him to sign a new, much more expensive agreement with Greene's company. Initially he refuses to sign, but after Greene tells him what happened to the previous president who refused, the General reluctantly signs the contract.
Medrano then retires to his quarters, where he tries to take out his frustration on a waitress sent to his room with a beer. He is interrupted when Camille and Bond manage to infiltrate the hotel, and while Bond deals with Greene, Camille takes on the General. After quite a nasty struggle, she gets the upper hand and shoots the him, gaining her revenge for the killing of her parents at his hands.
General Medrano is an exiled army general from Bolivia. With the assistance of Greene and the Quantum organisation, he seeks to regain power and overthrow the government to become president. However the General soon gets more than he bargained for when Greene reveals the true extent and meaning of his deal.
A brutal and sadistic man, Medrano takes great pleasure in eliminating his enemies personally. After killing Camille's father, the General tells Greene how he enjoyed raping her mother and sister. He attempts to the do the same to the waitress serving him a beer at the desert hotel, but Camille steps in and manages to get her revenge. §