Cañaveral de Pasiones

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Cañaveral de Pasiones
Cañaveral de Pasiones Poster.jpg
Genre Telenovela
Created by Caridad Bravo Adams
Based on Una sombra entre los dos / Al pie del altar
Written by
  • Cuauhtemoc Blanco
  • María del Carmen Peña
Directed by
Theme music composer
  • Amparo Rubín
Opening theme "Cañaveral de pasiones" (instrumental)
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 95
Executive producer(s) Humberto Zurita
Christian Bach
Producer(s) Gerardo Zurita
Production location(s)
Cinematography Manuel Ruiz Esparza
  • Mónica Rodríguez
Running time 60 min.
Production company(s) Televisa
Original network Canal de las Estrellas
Original release April 22 (1996-04-22) – September 6, 1996 (1996-09-06)
Preceded by Morelia
Followed by Tú y yo
Related shows Canavial de Paixões (2003)
Abismo de pasión (2012)

Cañaveral de pasiones is a Mexican telenovela produced by Humberto Zurita and Christian Bach for Televisa, and broadcast by Canal de las Estrellas in 1996.

Daniela Castro and Juan Soler star as the main protagonists, while Angélica Aragón, Azela Robinson and Roberto Ballesteros star as the main antagonists.


The story unfolds in the town of San Benito, near the city of Xalapa, in the beautiful cane fields of the state of Veracruz. In this place there are two families: the Monteros, owners of La Aurora, one of the most important sugar mills in the region, and the Santos, owners of extensive cane fields. In the past, Fausto Santos (Leonardo Daniel) and Amador Montero (César Évora) interrupted their friendship by rivaling for the love of Margarita Faberman (Felicia Mercado), a beautiful woman who came from Europe with her younger sister, Dinorah (Azela Robinson). However, Margarita preferred Fausto, married him and procreated a daughter named Julia. For his part, Amador ended up marrying Josefina Rosales (Angelica Aragón), the sister of the town's parish priest, Father Refugio (Fernando Balzaretti). Amador and Josefina had a son named Pablo. However, Amador never loved Josefina, an unbearable woman who was unsupportable. In the past he was unfaithful to Josefina and had an affair with a woman named Socorro (Elizabeth Dupeyrón), with whom he fathered a son. Through Josefina's intervention, Socorro fled the town and gave her son to Father Refugio. The child is called Juan de Dios.

Julia, Pablo and Juan de Dios are the best friends, although it is clear that Julia has a preference for Pablo, who rivals Juan de Dios for the attentions of Julia. For her part, Josefina has always been jealous of Margarita, whom she slanders constantly believing that Amador deceives her with her. But Amador's lover is, in reality, Dinorah, Margarita's sister. The relationship between them reaches such a level that both plan to flee together from the town. The night they were both planning to escape, they were discovered by Margaita. She locks up Dinorah and then leaves to meet Amador in order to convince him to return with his family. Unfortunately, a strong storm breaks out in the town. Amador and Margarita suffer a serious accident when they returned to San Benito. Amador dies instantly, but Margarita survives a little longer, in time to say a few words to the only witness to the accident, Remedios (Josefina Echánove), the shaman of the town. But in addition to Remedios, there are other people who know the truth of the situation. They are Father Refugio (bound by the secret of confession) and Rufino Mendoza (Roberto Ballesteros), trustworthy employee of Amador, a vile and unscrupulous man who takes advantage of the situation to blackmail Dinorah and get her favors, besides gaining the trust of Josefina and serving as a vehicle to fulfill her evil plans.

Both Fausto and Josefina believe that their respective husbands had deceived them. This lie is sustained by Dinorah, who takes advantage of this lie in order to cover up her guilt, muddy the memory of her sister, and win the affection of her brother-in-law Fausto, whom she has always loved. Dinorah convinces a depressed Fausto to marry her. For her part, Josefina is dedicated to smearing the memory of Margarita and to getting angry with her daughter Julia, whom she considers the same as her mother. Knowing the affection between his son Pablo and Julia, she decides to separate them by sending Pablo to Mexico City with the Elizondo Family, distant relatives .

Ten years later, Julia (Daniela Castro), has become a beautiful woman. Unfortunately, the whole town speaks ill of her because of Josefina's slander. As if that were not enough, her father despises her when she sees the image of Margarita, while she has to endure the hatred of her Aunt Dinorah, who also blames the death of a son who was supposed to procreate with Fausto. The truth is that Dinorah's son was actually Amador. The only supporters of Julia are her best friend Mireya (Patricia Navidad)(Remedios' granddaughter), her nanny Prudencia (Alma Delfina) and her godfathers Don Samuel Aldapa (Jorge Russek) and his wife Amalia (Maria Eugenia Ríos), who see Julia as a daughter. In addition is Juan de Dios (Francisco Gattorno), who deeply loves Julia. She rejects him, seeing him as a brother, as well as knowing the feelings Mireya is harboring towards him.

One night, Pablo (Juan Soler), returns to San Benito after his long absence. Pablo returns to the town with the intention of communicating to his mother his future marriage with Gina Elizondo (Marisol Santacruz). However, reuniting with his native land and his old friends causes Pablo to feel bound to his land, especially after meeting with Julia again and seeing the rebirth of the feelings they both had since childhood.

But the love story between Julia and Paul faces many obstacles. The first is the hatred between their respective families, and the second, that terrible lie of the past that enveloped their parents and which both will have to discover.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Result
1997 TVyNovelas Awards Best Telenovela Cañaveral de Pasiones Won
Best Lead Actress Daniela Castro Won
Best Lead Actor Juan Soler Won
Best Female Villain Azela Robinson Nominated
Best Male Villain Roberto Ballesteros Won
Best First Actress Angélica Aragón Nominated
Best First Actor Jorge Russek Won
Best Supporting Actress Alma Delfina Won
Best Supporting Actor Leonardo Daniel Won
Best New Actress Patricia Navidad Won
Best direction of scene Benjamín Cann
Claudio Reyes Rubio

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