Jorge Mendoza is a short, charismatic building super from Ecuador living in NYC. After years of practicing speeches and emulating dictators, the CIA conscripts him to be the next dictator of a little known Latin American country. Suddenly in power, and utterly unqualified, Jorge’s lofty dreams square off against the dangerous reality of running a country.
In an absurdly funny journey, Jorge takes on the dysfunctional country–corrupt generals, murderous advisors, crumbling infrastructure, a growing rebel movement, and the crushing pressure of American imperialism.
Will Jorge’s street smarts and knack for grandiose oration be enough for the Dictator-for-life to make it out alive?