The protagonists: A group of Indians from southern Mexico, their uprising against the government having failed, leave their homes in search of a better life in the United States. Led by Comandante Barcus, their charismatic bearded leader, Sgt. Reyna, the Indian-priest-revolutionary, Lt. Maravilla, the poetic Lacandon Nations Minister of Education, Capt. Trancaso the blunt Chief of Staff, and Pascale Noel, the French socialite-turned-guerrilla fighter, they meet their share of trouble at the hands of Maj. Fitz, cult leader of the Church of the Fuehrer, plus Dr. Boebbles, and other neo-Nazis, the antagonists. But this is only one hurdle: The adventurous trip from their little towns in the rain forest to the Promised Land north of the border is full of snags and close calls leading to an unlikely end.