re: Breaking Bad Thread (NO SPOILERS OUTSIDE OF THIS THREAD. INCLUDING SIGS & CHATBOX.)
Yeah I'm pretty sure Gus was an ally of Pinochet during the Chilean coup d'etat. Max is possibly a child who's parents were murdered during the uprising and Gus took him on as he felt responsible or as eddiefan has said, his gay lover. Both are plausible due to Gus's extreme reaction to Max's death, bearing in mind the cold and callous man he is.