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Menendez Cartel
Cartel Contacts BOII
Raul Menendez and members of the cartel.
Leader(s) Jose Luiz Menendez (formerly, K.I.A.)
Raul Menendez (K.I.A.)
Appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified
Country Nicaragua
Type Drug Cartel
Level Time and Fate
Hostile Takeover

The Menendez Cartel is a criminal organization operating in Nicaragua that Raul used to gather money via drug and arms trafficking in the 1980s and merged with the terrorist organization Cordis Die sometime before 2025.


The cartel was originally run by Raul's father who gave the gang a god-like reputation in the criminal underworld until his CIA-backed assassination where his son took over from then on.


The cartel continued activity in Nicaragua under Raul's leadership and managing to keep the high reputation. Due to this high rep Raul managed to obtain connections to people in high places such as Soviet Colonel Lev Kravchenko and even Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega.

However such friends in high places and his reputation caused him to gain attention from the CIA, just like his father. On September 25th, 1986, the CIA sent in Alex Mason, Frank Woods, and Jason Hudson to capture Menendez with assistance from the Panamanian Defense Forces. After intense fighting throughout Raul's mansion, the CIA hit squad searched the house to find Menendez who eventually cornered him in his sister Josefina Menendez's room where a belligerent Woods threw the grenade that would kill Raul's sister and give Raul a new hatred for the Americans like never before; thus setting the scene for the 2025 invasion of Cordis Die.






  • Occasionally, a gibbed member may yell, "Help me," in English.
  • Some of the members carry an unknown revolver on the torso.