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GANG
Los Cabrones
Cuban gang (GTAVC)
Members of the "Cubans" in GTA Vice City.
Games: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Locations: Little Havana
Leader: Umberto Robina
Type: Street gang
Enemies: Haitians
Cholos
Sharks
Patrol Invest Group
Affiliations: Vance Crime Family
Vercetti Gang
Colors: unknown
Vehicles: Cuban Hermes
Weapons: Pistol
Katana
Tec9
Ruger
Businesses: Cocaine trade
Fronts: Café Robina
Members: Umberto Robina
Alberto Robina
Rico
Pepe
Hilberto
Carlos
Fernandez
Juan
Ronaldo
Joaquin Noff

The Cubans, also known as Los Cabrones, are a Cuban street gang in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. In both games they are led by Umberto Robina and are based in the Little Havana district of Vice City. Cubans are considered the prominent gang in the southern end of the mainland, considering that they defeated the Cholos.[1]

1984

Cubans-GTAVCS-members

The Cubans as seen in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

In 1984 the Cubans are known as the Los Cabrones and are in conflict with a Mexican street gang named the Cholos, over control of Little Havana. Umberto Robina employs Vic Vance to aid him in his fight against the Cholos. Umberto Robina asked Victor to prove his worth to his gang by picking up a package from Downtown in a race with Hilberto, Carlos, Fernandez, Ronaldo and other Cuban gang members.

Vic then begins to work with the Cubans, which includes killing various Cholos gang members who are causing havoc in Little Havana, and picking up Alberto Robina from the Hyman Memorial Stadium to avoid a possible abduction and/or murder. The Cubans eventually win the war with the Cholos after stealing their weapons supply and destroying the warehouse they had been stored in.

1986

By 1986, the Cubans found themselves in a war with the Haitians. Umberto Robina contacts and employs Tommy Vercetti to aid him in the war with the Haitians. After completing a boat challenge with Rico, Tommy begins to help Cubans against the Haitians. Following this, Tommy Vercetti helps steal a van full of drugs, killing various Haitians for two briefcases and blowing up a factory owned by the Haitians.

Tommy Vercetti is, however, also working for Auntie Poulet, the leader of the Haitians. Auntie Poulet drugs Tommy with her Juju Juice and has him collect three briefcases before the authorities, blow up boats and Cuban gang members using a remote controlled plane and killing various Cuban gang members in a fight between the Cubans and Haitians. Auntie Poulet eventually tells him that she no longer needs his services.

Tommy eventually returns to working for Cubans, and helps them destroy a Haitian drugs factory in Little Haiti. The final result of the war between Cubans and the Haitians is unknown. Umberto Robina and Cuban gang members also treat Tommy Vercetti as an equal, with Umberto once saying: "Tommy, to us, you Cuban".

Cuban gang members are either seen wearing white sleeveless shirts with a japanese symbol and writing, red bandanas and jeans, or a fedora hat, light yellow shirts and black pants. They are armed with 9mm pistols.

Mission Appearances

GTA Vice City Stories

GTA Vice City

Trivia

  • The Cubans are the only gangs in two games to not be hostile at players.

Cuban-American discrimination controversy

The third version of GTA Vice City had all references to the Cuban and Haitian people removed, (along with a number of other trademarks), in response to Cuban and Haitian groups in the United States, who threatened to use action against Rockstar Games, on the basis that they were being discriminated against. This is why in GTA Vice City Stories the gang is referred to as Los Cabrones as opposed to simply "The Cubans," as they were in GTA Vice City. Los Cabrones literally means "The Assholes" in Spanish.

References

  1. http://vicecity.ucoz.net/index/grand_theft_auto_vice_city_gangs_information/0-101

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