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Jose Luiz Menendez
Jose Luiz Picture BOII
Appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops II (mentioned)
Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified
Rank Leader
Affiliations Menendez Cartel (leader)
Nationality Flag of Nicaragua Nicaraguan
Status K.I.A.
Killed By CIA Operative
Birth 1940
Death May 21st, 1982, Nicaragua (Aged 42)
Sex Male
Hair Gray (Balding)
Race Mestizo
Relatives Raul Menendez (son)
Josefina Menendez (daughter)
Weapon Uzi
Timeline Black Ops Timeline
"Raul and his father started over, sold drugs for easy money. They became rich, powerful legends of Managua."

Jose Luiz Menendez is a character mentioned in Call of Duty: Black Ops II and is the father of Josefina and Raul Menendez. He appears briefly in Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified.


According to Javier Salazar, Jose was once an ordinary man taking care of two children. After an earthquake in 1972 and paralleling economic troubles, the family lost everything and resorted to the drug trade to make money.

The Cartel and DeathEdit

Eventually the family became powerful and prominent by the drug game and other activities, leading to the Menendez Cartel becoming "rich, powerful legends of Managua" and "all but untouchable".

However, the dealings caught the attention of the C.I.A. who authorized an assassination order on Jose. The assassination, which took place in 1982, was successful. Jose's son, Raul, succeeded his father as leader of the Cartel. Jose's death took place in Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified in the final mission of the game, Hostile Takeover.


  • Judging by the cross and Virgin Mary statue present at his shrine, Jose is of Catholic faith.
  • He appears much younger in Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified.


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