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Sosa
Alejandro Sosa
Background information
Appearances Scarface (film)
Scarface:The World Is Yours
Portrayed by Paul Shenar
Character information
Status Alive (film)
Deceased (game)
Gender Male
Occupation Drug Lord
Country of Origins 125px-Flag of Bolivia (state).svg Bolivia
Affiliation Bolivian Cartel



Alejandro "Alex" Sosa is a Bolivian drug lord (leading the Bolivian Cartel). He was portrayed by Paul Shenar. Sosa is called Alex by Tony Montana and Gaspar Gomez, which fans have used for him as a nickname. He serves as Tony's chief nemesis and the main antagonist of the film and the game.

BiographyEdit

Early LifeEdit

Born October 26, 1933 he was educated in England and comes from wealthy family. At some point he started a plantation that cultivates coca, as well as a factory to refine the coca into cocaine for export. The United States consumes approximately 60% of the world's cocaine, a huge market for Sosa. However, he has the dual problem of heavy competition from the Colombian cartels, as well as the US Navy, who has a stronghold over the Caribbean Basin. To help surpass both these problems, Sosa tries to establish contacts with American drug dealers. In doing so, he meets with two employees of Frank Lopez, Omar Suarez and Tony Montana. It is clear Sosa thinks poorly of the Lopez Cartel, as he listens intently to Tony's proposal. When Omar protests, Sosa feigns agreement with him, saying Tony is too junior to be making deals, and seemingly rejects the idea, sending Omar away. However, Sosa tells Tony he agrees to the deal of cocaine by the ton, and orders his henchman the Skull to lynch Omar, which is shown to Tony. Although this will greatly increase Tony's status and wealth as he always sought, Sosa warns Tony not to backstab him.

RequestEdit

Later, Tony runs into trouble with tax evasion, and faces up to three years in prison. Sosa invites Tony back to his large mansion complex and explains to Tony that he has a similar problem. A Bolivian journalist who has been reporting on corrupt Bolivian government officials and flag officers has been troubling Sosa and his entire drug operation in Bolivia and also has a story that could send Sosa to the electric chair. Sosa requests Tony escort one of his men to New York City in order to supervise the assassination of the reporter, who is due to give a speech at the United Nations. In exchange, Sosa will take advantage of his connections in the U.S. government to guarantee a light punishment and no jail time for Tony's upcoming trial with the United States Tax Court.

Planting a car bomb, Tony and the hitman tail the car with a remote-controlled detonator. They are surprised to see the man's wife and two daughters enter the car with him. Tony, now extremely reluctant to continue with the hit, becomes increasingly agitated with the hitman, until he completely snaps. Tony then murders the hitman who was supposed to kill the journalist.

Then the war between Sosa and Tony starts, and the end for Tony Montana empire has started.

Order To KillEdit

Sosa berates Tony over the telephone for this, stating that the bomb was found and that the journalist now has "security up the ass", making it impossible for them to attempt another hit, but the drug-addicted Tony shows his defiance and states that he will willingly go to a mob war against Sosa. In revenge for the sabotage, Sosa has many members of his personal guard sneak into Tony's mansion that very night. They murder Tony, as well as all his armed guards, but not before Tony personally kills many of them. Sosa's fate at the end of the film is unknown.

SosaDead

GameEdit

In Scarface: The World Is Yours, Sosa allies himself with Gaspar Gomez and Sheffield, Tony's corrupt lawyer. Sosa makes multiple calls to Tony though the game, indicating that despite his efforts, Tony will get nowhere. During one of multiple meetings in his mansion, Tony attacks. He shoots his way through Sosa's men, killing Sheffield and Gomez as well. He confronts Sosa in his living room, a location featured in the movie. There, Tony is dead set on killing Sosa, which Sosa retorts "I told you not to fuck me, and you did Tony!". There Tony rebuffs him with the previous experience about his reluctance to assassinate the journalist. Sosa then says that in order to ship 400 kilos of drugs a month, killing children is necessary to achieve that objective.

Tony: There were kids in the f**king car Alex! Innocent Kids! Huh, what kind of animals you've got working for you?
Sosa: I want to clear something up with you Tony, before I kill you. When you move 400 kilos a month, it's imperative that you do kill children. That way, heroes don't get confused and go on 60 Minutes. They instead crawl back into the hole they came from.
Tony: Hey, Sosa! Maybe it's time for you to make that crawl huh?
There, Sosa is shot and left slumped in his sofa. Tony hires one of his surviving men as a butler.

TriviaEdit

  • In a comic book Scarface that was a pseudosequel to the movie, it details that Sosa had revitalized a dirt-poor Bolivian village (in a manner similar to Pablo Escobar) by making it a hub for his cocaine network and giving employment to all the villagers. In gratitude, the village holds an annual parade to honor Sosa. Tony travels to Bolivia and manages to assassinate Sosa during this parade when his guard is down. However, it is also shown Sosa married Elvira, which causes problems as Elvira was torn between her new husband and her latent feelings for Tony.
  • Sosa is based on the Bolivian 'King of Cocaine' Roberto Suárez Goméz.
  • The character Armando Mendez  from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories is loosely based on Sosa.

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