- "I'm Esteban Almeida. I'm like you, un mafioso, but I don't hide like a coward"
- ―Esteban Almeida[src]
Born in Cuba, Esteban joined Fidel Castro's rebellion along with his brother Ramon and cousin Alejandro. Despite his connections to organized crime, Esteban remained loyal to Castro because of his 'true believer' brother, and Castro's promise of a monopoly on organized crime.
New AlliancesEditFollowing the fall of Fulgencio Batista, Esteban made an alliance with Hyman Roth, who was determined to gain back business in Cuba at any cost. Roth secretly planned with CIA Agent Henry Mitchell to have Castro assassinated by Dominic. However, the assassination attempt failed, and Esteban declared a mob war with the Corleone family.
After discovering Roth's treachery back in New York, Corleone assaulted Esteban's businesses in Havana and killed Esteban during a battle in his own compound.The compound was then blown up by Dominic.After Esteban's death,his empire was given to the Corleones.
Personality and traitsEdit
A stern, humourless indivual, Almeida was hardened by his time as a revolutionary and as such was not afraid to be a physical presence in business takeovers if necessary. However, he lacked the cunning of the other Dons,and as such was outwitted by Hyman Roth.