"According to you, the Teotihuacans' final gift to their dying king was a Pepsi."
Ramirez, to Sebastian (from Alien vs. Predator Unrated Edition)

Minister[4] Juan Ramirez was Minister of Cultural Affairs[1] and Minister of the Interior[2] for the United Mexican States. He was the man ultimately responsible for funding Sebastian De Rosa's archaeological dig around the Temple of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico.[5]


Ramirez originally granted Sebastian and Thomas an eighteen month permit to conduct archaeological excavations at the Temple of the Sun, but the minister grew impatient as the contract came to an end — little real progress had been made, and the dig was holding up the development of the site for tourism purposes.[1] Ramirez and his assistant Olga traveled to the site to express their displeasure with the situation, and to inform Sebastian that they intended to hire another team to take over.[1]

During the visit, Sebastian and his team broke through into a supposedly untouched antechamber as Ramirez observed, but the archaeologists discovered to their dismay that the chamber had previously been opened and looted by others, finding nothing but a Pepsi bottle cap inside. Finally tired of Sebastian's lack of discoveries, Ramirez informed him that he would not be renewing his funding and would be replacing him with someone else.[3]


  • Ramirez was included in the theatrical release of Alien vs. Predator, but all of his dialogue was cut. As a result, he appears only briefly in the background. The full scene featuring him was later added for the extended Unrated Edition.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Marc Cerasini. Alien vs. Predator, p. 37 (2004), HarperEntertainment.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Marc Cerasini. Alien vs. Predator, p. 35 (2004), HarperEntertainment.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Paul W. S. Anderson (writer and director). Alien vs. Predator Unrated Edition (2005), 20th Century Fox [DVD].
  4. Marc Cerasini. Alien vs. Predator, p. 34 (2004), HarperEntertainment.
  5. Marc Cerasini. Alien vs. Predator, p. 32 (2004), HarperEntertainment.