A poster depicting him.
|Character in Just Cause 4|
|Job||Conquistador (at first)|
Head of state (later)
|Last known status||Dead|
Diego Espinosa (also known as Diego el Santo and Diego de Málaga) is a character in Just Cause 4.
- The Solís Hoy radio hosts discuss a television series about him.
- There's a poster of him, possibly for the TV series, on some town walls.
- He is also mentioned in stories told by Javi Huerta in his sidemissions and tomb explorations.
He lived about 500 years ago.
He is at times called Diego el Santo, implying that he became a saint.
As mentioned on the radio he had an additional title "de Málaga". It's also mentioned by Sargento that the port Puerto Málaga was named after the settlement in Spain where the Espinosa family came from. The title means "of Málaga".
The Espinosa family must have been very wealthy, because it's known that they owned their own galleon (largest ship type in the world at the time). Their ship was named El Espada and it was scuttled in 1583. Puerto Espada was later built on that spot and named after the ship.
Nothing specific is known about his allies and fellow soldiers and it's assumed that he was the commander of the force sent to Solís.
According to the TV series, he and his followers managed to start a civil war between the native tribes and overthrow and kill Otorongo. Eventually they gained complete control of Solís and set up their own nation. Archaeological evidence and the TV series both suggest that this process involved genocide of the local tribes and lies to make Otorongo seem evil.
It is unknown at what point Diego completely broke away from Spain, or if this break-off was even done during his lifetime.
Diego is widely considered to have been the founder of the Espinosa Dynasty.
Oscar Espinosa, the autocratic head of government of Solís, is descended from him and Diego is a well known and well respected (at least among government loyalists) historical figure.
There is also a television series of him. The series is produced by the government, so it's heavily biased against Otorongo and his followers, but it reveals more about him than any other source. The series is described on the Solís Hoy radio.
As mentioned by Santiago, on the radio, there's a number of books written about him. Santiago has read all of them.
The television series about him is called "Diego el Santo" and the radio hosts also call him that at times, so it is likely that he was a saint. People do not become a saint during their own life and are only recognized as such after their death. Sainthood is given by the process of "canonization". This was carried out less than 10 years after his death.
Bahía del Santo (southern coast of Solís) has the following description at its map marker: "This wide bay was re-christened in honor of Diego Espinosa, "Diego el Santo", on the tenth anniversary of his death."