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El Desafio

El Desafio (1994) was a Venezuelan telenovela that was produced by and seen on Venezuela's Radio Caracas Television. Martin Hahn and Salvador Garmendia were the telenovela's writers, Salvador Garmendia was also in charge of dramatics, Carlos Lamus was its executive producer, Renato Gutierrez was its director, and Hernando Faria was the producer. This telenovela lasted 113 episodes and was distributed internationally by RCTV International.


In a grand hacienda, near a coastal region surrounded by spectacular beaches, springs a story of love that is as willful and strong as its heroes... a story that begins with a challenge between two indomitable lovers and concludes with a love that defies the limits of greed, envy, and treachery. Fernanda San Vicente is a sweet and beautiful young woman who suffers a complete transformation in her personality upon discovering her lover's betrayal and her father's murder on the night of her wedding. As a result, Fernanda flees to the hacienda she inherited from her father; now impenetrable and filled with an immense resentment toward all men, she vows to rule over the hacienda and the town itself. She is accompanied by her ambitious cousin Federico (who had engineered several illegal business dealings using her family's resources and her envious cousing Marilinda, who had been having an affair with Fernanda's fiancee Mariano. Having arrived, they meet Aquiles Hurtado, the barbaric oversees of the hacienda in order to get what he wants. Still, Fernanda rules the area with an iron hand... until the moment she meets Arturo Gallardo, the only man capable of batling Fernanda for a stretch of land on the beach. Ultimately, Arturo and Fernanda fall victim to their own feelings, and the competition between them turns into a true story of love. But the love between Arturo and Fernanda represents a terrible threat to those who would take possession of Fernanda's land. Driven by greed, Marilinda, Federico, and Aquiles enlist the aid of Fernanda's mother Cristina, a woman who had abandoned her daughter years before and who had returned to the area after spending all of her money. Sergio, Cristina's young and ambicious lover, is included in their plans to destroy Arturo and Fernanda at all costs. But in the end, it is destiny that decides their fate and love that proves Defiant.


Claudia Venturini as Fernanda San Vicente

Henry Soto as Arturo Gallardo

Carlos Arreaza as Federico

Catherine Correia as Teresita

Mimi Lazo as Ana Luisa

Esperanza Magaz as Severa

Lucy Mendoza as Marilinda Garcia

Roberto Moll as Aquiles Hurtado

Amilcar Rivero as Juan Ponchao

Rafael Romero as Sergio Duarte

Elisa Stella as Cecilia

See also

List of famous telenovelas

External links

El Desafio at the Internet Movie Database

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