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CHARACTER
Esteban Reyes
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Gender Male
Date of Birth
First Appearance No Man Is Pudding
Last Appearance Theoretical Love is not Dead
Occupation Drug Dealer
Arms Dealer
Mayor of Tijuana
Number of episodes 9
Relatives Adelita Reyes
Portrayed by Demián Bichir

Esteban Carlos Reyes (1960-2012) is the mayor of Tijuana and the "boss" of the Mexican drug, arms and human trafficking organization featured in Season 4. As such he is one of the many folk devils ultimately bested by Nancy Botwin-Bloom.

AppearanceEdit

When Nancy could not resist going through the tunnel, she ended up in Mexico and saw high profile men in suits. One of them was Esteban who she described as a "very attractive man". That she fell in love with

CharacterEdit

An archetypal mexican elite, Reyes comes from Mexico City and attended Columbia University. In 1990, he bought the largest zoo in Mexico. He moved to Tijuana in 1995 to build and manage a casino. He now additionally owns three malls and five hotels. He was elected mayor in 2004 and created the Esteban Reyes Foundation which provides scholarships to impoverished children. He once dated actress Elizabeth Hurley. He has three daughters, Cyrelle, Melia and Adelita. They now live in France with their mother and stepfather.

He was involved a romantic relationship with Nancy Botwin from mid-Season 4 until the end of season 4, ending when Nancy betrayed his business interests to the DEA. At the end of Season 4, he learned she was pregnant with his child. He marries Nancy Botwin in Season 5 and runs for governor of the state. In Season 7 it is reavealed that he was stabbed and killed in prison.

TriviaEdit

  • Esteban is afraid of heights
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