Patricio Mendez
Biographical information
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Age 26
Role Designer in the Santa Blanca drug cartel
Affiliations Santa Blanca Drug Cartel
Occupation Submarine Engineer
Appearances Ghost Recon Wildlands

El Cerebro (The Brain), real name Patricio Mendez, is an engineer in the Santa Blanca Drug Cartel located in Caimanes. He serves as a "buchon" under Nidia Flores and designs the cartel's submersible smuggling craft.

Nidia Flores and the cartel paid for El Cerebro to be able to earn advanced degrees in the US to aid his engineer work for the cartel.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • El Cerebro is 1 of 2 buchons that "escape", the other is El Pulpo.
  • He is one of the underbosses the Ghosts must encounter if they choose to go after the Smuggling pillar. Once the region is completed it is revealed he outsmarted the Ghosts and they instead captured his head submarine designer.
  • After "Defeating" El Cerebro the player is rewarded with 5 skill points, the Penance Tattoo player customization item and the Experimento #42, a unique variant of the 9mm C1.