|“||(in Spanish) Now your face has the same look of fear as your mother's did.||„|
|~ General Medrano attempting to rape and kill Camille.|
General Medrano is the secondary antagonist of Quantum of Solace. He is an exiled Bolivian general who planned to overthrow the current Bolivian government and conspired with the infamous organization Quantum to ensure that he would succeed.
He was portrayed by Mexican actor Joaquin Cosio.
Quantum of Solace
He has made a deal with Dominic Greene to overthrow the current Bolivian government, and in return, Greene will be given ownership of a seemingly barren piece of Bolivian land. He is first seen at Dominic's port when he is introduced to Camille Montes, who is secretly working for Bolivian intelligence. It was later revealed that General Mendrano previously murdered Camille's family when she was young; he murdered her father and raped her mother and sister before burning their house down with Camille inside, though she managed to escape.
In the climax, Medrano attempts to finalize his deal with Quantum in a hotel for his coup. However, Greene presents Medrano a new contract that will allow Quantum to use Bolivia's sole water utility company to sell at higher rates. At first, Medrano resists to this new contract, but Greene silently threatens to have him replaced if he doesn't comply, daring Medrano to shoot him if he wishes to. Medrano reluctantly accepts this and receives his loan as promised.
Despite getting his share, Medrano is frustrated by this turn of events, so he tries to vent it off by attempting to rape his maid in his suite. However, Bond and Camille lead a full assault in the hotel, killing many all of Greene and Medrano's men in the process. As Bond fights against Greene, Camille makes her way to Medrano' suite, where she frees the maid and lets her escape. However, Medrano attacks Camille, gloating of the time when he raped her mother. Medrano then tries to rape and kill Camille, but she fights back and grabs a gun, aiming at the general. Swearing that she will burn, Medrano (with an evil smile) foolishly attempts to charge at Camille, who forcibly shoots the general in the head, killing him and ending her quest for vengeance.
- He is one of the two villains in the reboot series who are Complete Monsters alongside Franz Oberhauser.