Madrazo is a wealthy leader of thugs who surprisingly forgiving when Michael returns the money for the $2.5 million house, and surprisingly tolerant of his wife being kidnapped. He accepts a peace offering of an Aztec statue. It's just not how anyone in his position would realistically behave, especially a powerful person.
Also, on first meeting Madrazo, Michael all of a sudden become tame even though he has no clue who he is.
It's inconsistencies like this that make me disappointed with the story.