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{{Infobox gang
 
|image = Diaz 's Gang (GTAVC).jpg
 
|image = Diaz 's Gang (GTAVC).jpg
 
|game = VC
 
|game = VC
 
|game2 = VCS
 
|game2 = VCS
 
|locations = [[Vercetti Estate|Diaz' Mansion]], [[Starfish Island]]
 
|locations = [[Vercetti Estate|Diaz' Mansion]], [[Starfish Island]]
|leader = Ricardo Diaz (?-1986)
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|leader = [[Ricardo Diaz]] (?-1986)
 
|type = Drug Cartel
 
|type = Drug Cartel
 
|enemies = [[Vercetti Gang]]<br>[[Haitians]]<br>[[Sharks]]<br>[[Gonzalez Syndicate]]<br>[[Mendez Cartel]]
 
|enemies = [[Vercetti Gang]]<br>[[Haitians]]<br>[[Sharks]]<br>[[Gonzalez Syndicate]]<br>[[Mendez Cartel]]
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|cars = [[Admiral]]<br>[[Comet]]<br>[[Sentinel]]
 
|cars = [[Admiral]]<br>[[Comet]]<br>[[Sentinel]]
 
|weapons = [[Pistol]], [[Uzi]]
 
|weapons = [[Pistol]], [[Uzi]]
|businesses = Drugs trade, protection racket
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|businesses = Drugs trade, Protection Racket
 
|fronts = [[Vercetti Estate|Diaz' Mansion]]
 
|fronts = [[Vercetti Estate|Diaz' Mansion]]
|members = [[Beau Nurr]] and [[Mike (GTA VC)|Mike]]
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|members = [[Beau Nurr]]<br>[[Mike (GTA VC)|Mike]]
|colors = Crimson red, light blue, khaki and white}}
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|colors = Crimson red, light blue, khaki and white|name = {{Flagicon|Colombia|Flag of Colombia}}<br/> Diaz's Gang}}
Drug baron [[Ricardo Diaz|Ricardo Diaz']] unnamed Drug Cartel (referred to in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] as ''"Diaz's gang"''<ref>The ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' game stat refers Diaz' Gang as "Diaz's gang," emphasis on the lower case "gang."</ref>) was a [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]]-based Colombian drug cartel, appering as the secondary group of antagonist in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]].
 
   
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Drug baron [[Ricardo Diaz|Ricardo Diaz']] unnamed Drug Cartel (referred to in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] as '''"Diaz's gang"'''<ref>The ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' game stat refers Diaz' Gang as "Diaz's gang", emphasis on the lower case "gang."</ref>) was a [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]]-based [[Colombia|Colombian drug cartel]], appearing as the secondary group of antagonist in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]].
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==Description==
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===History===
 
Circa 1984, Diaz's organization was a major rival to the then-most powerful drug barons, the [[Mendez Cartel]]. Diaz enlisted the help of the [[Vance Crime Family|Vance brothers]], [[Victor Vance|Victor]] in particular, to eliminate [[Diego and Armando Mendez]].
 
Circa 1984, Diaz's organization was a major rival to the then-most powerful drug barons, the [[Mendez Cartel]]. Diaz enlisted the help of the [[Vance Crime Family|Vance brothers]], [[Victor Vance|Victor]] in particular, to eliminate [[Diego and Armando Mendez]].
   
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The killing of Ricardo effectively ended the Diaz Cartel, as Ricardo's mansion and all of his assets were seized by the Vercetti Gang. No longer were any members of Diaz's Gang seen in the city (apart from in Rampages and vigilante missions). After the death of Ricardo Diaz, the gang was wiped out.
 
The killing of Ricardo effectively ended the Diaz Cartel, as Ricardo's mansion and all of his assets were seized by the Vercetti Gang. No longer were any members of Diaz's Gang seen in the city (apart from in Rampages and vigilante missions). After the death of Ricardo Diaz, the gang was wiped out.
   
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===Traits===
 
Interestingly, Diaz' Gang are neutral for their entire existence, being hostile to the player only in the missions "[[Death Row]]" and "[[Rub Out]]", in contrast to the Colombian Cartel in GTA III. On rare occasions they can be encountered in [[Rampages]] after Diaz's death; they are now hostile to Tommy and attack him on sight.
 
Interestingly, Diaz' Gang are neutral for their entire existence, being hostile to the player only in the missions "[[Death Row]]" and "[[Rub Out]]", in contrast to the Colombian Cartel in GTA III. On rare occasions they can be encountered in [[Rampages]] after Diaz's death; they are now hostile to Tommy and attack him on sight.
   
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One of them carries an MP5K submachine gun (which is not an in-game weapon, though an MP5A3 is), the second wields an M16A2 assault rifle (also not available in-game weapon, while the Colt Model 733 carbine incorrectly titled as the "M4" is), and the third has an M60 machine gun.
 
One of them carries an MP5K submachine gun (which is not an in-game weapon, though an MP5A3 is), the second wields an M16A2 assault rifle (also not available in-game weapon, while the Colt Model 733 carbine incorrectly titled as the "M4" is), and the third has an M60 machine gun.
   
==Mission Appearences==
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==Members==
'''GTA Vice City Stories'''
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*[[Ricardo Diaz]] - leader †
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*[[Mike (GTA VC)|Mike]] - bodyguard <small>(formerly)</small>
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*[[Beau Nurr]]
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===Associates===
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*[[Juan Cortez]]
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*[[Gonzalez]] †
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*[[Victor Vance]] †
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*[[Lance Vance]] <small>(formerly)</small> †
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*[[Tommy Vercetti]] <small>(formerly)</small>
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==Mission Appearances==
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;GTA Vice City Stories
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*[[The Colonel's Coke]]
 
*[[Steal the Deal]]
 
*[[Steal the Deal]]
 
*[[The Exchange]]
 
*[[The Exchange]]
 
*[[Farewell to Arms]]
 
*[[Farewell to Arms]]
 
*[[Last Stand]]
 
*[[Last Stand]]
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;GTA Vice City
 
*[[Treacherous Swine]]
 
*[[Treacherous Swine]]
 
*[[Guardian Angels]]
 
*[[Guardian Angels]]
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
*In the movie [[wikipedia:Scarface (1983 film)|Scarface]], there is a drug cartel called the [[http://scarface.wikia.com/wiki/Diaz_Cartel%7CDiaz Gang]], also drug dealers, and are enemies of Tony Montana, who [[Tommy Vercetti]] is based off of. This may be a coincidence or a reference, since Vice City is based off of Scarface.
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*In the movie [[wp:Scarface (1983 film)|Scarface]], there is a drug cartel called the [http://scarface.wikia.com/wiki/Diaz_Cartel%7CDiaz Gang], also drug dealers, and are enemies of Tony Montana, who [[Tommy Vercetti]] is based on. This may be a coincidence or a reference, since Vice City is based on Scarface.
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* Strangely, after completing [[Rub Out]], when the gang is wiped out from the [[Vice City|city]], they can be encountered in rampages and they are now hostile, making your rampage harder.
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== References ==
 
== References ==
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[[es:Cartel de Díaz]]
 
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[[Category:Gangs in GTA Vice City]]
 
[[Category:Gangs in GTA Vice City]]
 
[[Category:Gangs in GTA Vice City Stories]]
 
[[Category:Gangs in GTA Vice City Stories]]
[[Category:Latino Gangs]]
 
 
[[Category:Antagonists]]
 
[[Category:Antagonists]]
[[Category:Gangsters]]
 
[[Category:Gangs]]
 

Latest revision as of 08:42, June 1, 2014

GANG
Flag of Colombia
Diaz's Gang
Games: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Locations: Diaz' Mansion, Starfish Island
Leader: Ricardo Diaz (?-1986)
Type: Drug Cartel
Enemies: Vercetti Gang
Haitians
Sharks
Gonzalez Syndicate
Mendez Cartel
Affiliations: Cubans
Gonzalez Syndicate
Colors: Crimson red, light blue, khaki and white
Vehicles: Admiral
Comet
Sentinel
Weapons: Pistol, Uzi
Businesses: Drugs trade, Protection Racket
Fronts: Diaz' Mansion
Members: Beau Nurr
Mike

Drug baron Ricardo Diaz' unnamed Drug Cartel (referred to in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as "Diaz's gang"[1]) was a Vice City-based Colombian drug cartel, appearing as the secondary group of antagonist in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

DescriptionEdit

HistoryEdit

Circa 1984, Diaz's organization was a major rival to the then-most powerful drug barons, the Mendez Cartel. Diaz enlisted the help of the Vance brothers, Victor in particular, to eliminate Diego and Armando Mendez.

Taking advantage of this power vacuum, the Diaz Cartel became the dominant drug kingpin in Vice City, with Ricardo's aggressive interest in staying on top of the drug smuggling business a defining factor, which lasted until Tommy Vercetti's takeover of Vice City. When Colonel Cortez arranged a drug deal between the Forelli Family and Vance brothers, this was leaked to Diaz' Gang by Gonzalez, an informant inside Cortez's organization. Ricardo saw this as potential competition to his narcotics empire and wanted to eliminate it in its infancy so he hired mercenaries to ambush the deal. Only Tommy, Ken Rosenberg, Lance Vance survived, however they would become key to the downfall of the Diaz criminal syndicate.

Tommy Vercetti was given the opportunity to work for Diaz's Gang, while Lance Vance infiltrated the gang under a different name. Ricardo requests the theft of the fastest speed boat in the city for smuggling activities, and killing those who attempt to cut into his profits, even though it only comprises a small proportion. As Tommy continued to work for Ricardo and planned for a takeover of Ricardo's empire, Lance attempted the overthrow prematurely, failing to kill Ricardo and resulting in his capture and torture by Diaz' men, before Tommy rushed to the rescue.

This event forced the two to take out Ricardo in their next move. The duo raided his mansion and killed many of Diaz' men. Ricardo spots them from his closed circuit security cameras and attempts to make a last stand with his MP5, but he is fatally wounded. As Ricardo crawls out of his office, noticing the bloodshed all around his house, Tommy and Lance finish him off with handguns.

The killing of Ricardo effectively ended the Diaz Cartel, as Ricardo's mansion and all of his assets were seized by the Vercetti Gang. No longer were any members of Diaz's Gang seen in the city (apart from in Rampages and vigilante missions). After the death of Ricardo Diaz, the gang was wiped out.

TraitsEdit

Interestingly, Diaz' Gang are neutral for their entire existence, being hostile to the player only in the missions "Death Row" and "Rub Out", in contrast to the Colombian Cartel in GTA III. On rare occasions they can be encountered in Rampages after Diaz's death; they are now hostile to Tommy and attack him on sight.

Ambush MenEdit

Diaz' men that disrupted the drug deal between Tommy and the Vance brothers are members of his gang.

These men are dressed in black clothes and black tuques. They all appear to be medium athleticly build. one of them has a mustache. They are perhaps inspired by the LAPD SWAT team in the Die Hard (1988) movie, who have similar uniforms.

One of them carries an MP5K submachine gun (which is not an in-game weapon, though an MP5A3 is), the second wields an M16A2 assault rifle (also not available in-game weapon, while the Colt Model 733 carbine incorrectly titled as the "M4" is), and the third has an M60 machine gun.

MembersEdit

AssociatesEdit

Mission AppearancesEdit

GTA Vice City Stories
GTA Vice City

Trivia Edit

  • In the movie Scarface, there is a drug cartel called the Gang, also drug dealers, and are enemies of Tony Montana, who Tommy Vercetti is based on. This may be a coincidence or a reference, since Vice City is based on Scarface.
  • Strangely, after completing Rub Out, when the gang is wiped out from the city, they can be encountered in rampages and they are now hostile, making your rampage harder.

References Edit

  1. The Grand Theft Auto: Vice City game stat refers Diaz' Gang as "Diaz's gang", emphasis on the lower case "gang."

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