|Maria del Rocio Mendez|
|Born||August 13, 1982|
|Birth place||Jalapa, Mexico|
|Affiliations||Santa Blanca Cartel|
|Role||Influence buchon for the Espiritu Santo region|
|Appearances||Ghost Recon Wildlands|
Maria del Rocio Mendez, better known as La Santera (The Saint-maker), is a key piece of the Santa Blanca Drug Cartel's influence operation.
La Santera grew up Catholic in Mexico, obsessed with the blood and killing of the Martyrs in Roman Times. She was convinced that the job of the church was to condemn the evil persons, especially the heretic, erase them from the face of the earth. When she was a teenager, she learned about Santa Muerte. She was fascinated with the fact that the followers must repay Santa Muerte for the good luck she brings them, or they will be punished. Many followers live in fear of the death saint. She opened a Santa Muerte sanctuary, and if she had just a handful of followers at first, she quickly drew crowds similar to the local Catholic church. El Cardenal liked her and introduced her to El Sueño. Inspired by her devotion to the Santa Muerte, Sueño insisted she spread the word in Bolivia, which she is doing in her own way and making her own holy war.
She thinks of herself as a contemporary martyr, she's unable to form emotional attachments or feel empathy and she proclaims she is a virgin.
After the Ghosts kill off La Santera's personal sicario teams, steal El Sueño's bible and destroy the gold mines that heavily fund the cartel, El Sueño orders a public execution of La Santera. She is captured by cartel members and held in a cage in a village, in which the Ghosts are ordered to save her by breaking her out and take her to a hut for interrogation in hopes of turning her against Sueño for having her almost killed. Despite Bowman's attempt to turn her, she refuses to cooperate. Bowman tries one last time by threatening prison, to which Santera replies saying she'd endure Santa Muerte's hell, while Bowman replies, "You haven't seen MY hell."
- After capturing La Santera, the player will be rewarded with 5 skill points, the Skull Bandana mask for player customization and the Lanza Sagrada Unique SVD sniper rifle.
- In the kingslayer file for El Sueño, you can see that La Santera is the underboss of the influence operation, not Ramon Feliz