- "We've been watching Galindo for the last couple of years. He's a spunky little psychopath."
- ―Grad Nicholas to Eli Roosevelt
Jose Galindo is the leader of the Galindo Cartel.
Galindo founded the Galindo Cartel in Sonora, Mexico. He recruited Romeo Parada, an ex-military commando, to head up the Cartel’s strategic enforcement unit. This proves to be a good decision, as it enables them to give the Tijuana Cartel “a run for their money,” though the Lobos Sonora Cartel continues to be a major thorn in their side. Unbeknownst to Galindo, Parada is working for the CIA, which helps them in the short run but may ultimately prove to be their undoing.