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El Desafío (Venezuela, Spanish) - Telenovelas

El Desafío (1994-1994)

Title Translation
The Challenge
Renato Gutiérrez
Salvador Garmendia
Martin Hahn
Release Date
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August 1 1994
Drama, Romance, Mystery

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Plot Summary/Synopsis

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 towards 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 cousin Marilinda, who had been having an affair with Fernanda's fiancé Mariano. Having arrived, they meet Aquiles Hurtado, the barbaric overseer 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 battling 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 love story. 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 ambitious lover, is included in their plans to destroy Arturo and Fernanda at all costs. But in the end, it is destiny the one that decides their fate and love.


  • Amilcar Rivero ... Juan Ponchao
  • Carlos Arreaza ... Federico
  • Catherine Correia ... Teresita
  • Claudia Venturini ... Fernanda San Vicente
  • Elisa Stella ... Cecilia
  • More...

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Misc Notes and Facts

El Desafio (1994) was a Venezuelan telenovela that was produced by and seen on Venezuela's Radio Caracas Televisión. Martin Hahn and Salvador Garmendia were this 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 in charge of general production. This telenovela lasted 113 episodes and was distributed internationally by RCTV International.

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