An apprentice mechanic in the banana company garage, he is the proud, bold lover of Meme. Where ever he goes, he is surrounded by a cloud of yellow butterflies. Fernanda del Carpio disapproves of their affair, and she sets up a guard who shoots Mauricio Babilonia when he attempts to climb into the house for a tryst with Meme. As a result, Mauricio lives the rest of his life completely paralyzed. He fathers Meme's child, Aureliano (II).