He is the third-oldest son of Benicio Cortez. First seen in Industrial Magic, he is described as the "looker" of the Cortez sons. He also is said to have shown an interest in Jaime Vegas, but was turned down when she decided "$5 million wasn't enough." He was suspected to be behind the deaths of his two brothers, in Personal Demon, but was later cleared of wrongdoing. However, Carlos is known to have a very sadistic streak, having killed women in the course of intimacy. He sees the deaths of his brothers as a big opportunity, as now only Lucas stands in his way of becoming the CEO. If Carlos were to become CEO, he would be sure to make the Cortez Cabal one of the most unpleasant Cabal.