Miguel is the leader of the local band of musicians and plays the flute, who is locked in jail for playing traditional music by General Raoul Grasiento who prefers Easy Listening music. He is sentenced to death without trial and is left a noose in his jail cell to hang himself with if he'd prefer not to die by the General's hand. In the end his freedom is achieved by the timely intervention of George Stobbart, with a little help from Duane Henderson's truck and Miguel's rope. After the wall to his jail cell is brought down he hides in the back of Duane and Pearl's truck and is almost caught by Renaldo. The General admonishes Renaldo for not catching George and Nico and so Miguel also escapes to a friend's boat where he finally escapes persecuation and achieves freedom.