The official synopsis: “LOS 3 CAÍNES tells the incredible true story of the brothers Castaño: Carlos, Fidel, and Vicente, who shook Colombia in their quest for justice and revenge. The Castaños suffered a family tragedy at the hands of guerillas and swore not to rest until they made those responsible pay. They created a powerful private army funded by landowners, politicians, the military and drug traffickers to kill the guerillas, but wound up dragging the whole nation into war.”
LOS 3 CAÍNES is from Colombian writer Gustavo Bolívar (SIN TETAS NO HAY PARAÍSO; EL CAPO); the series stars Julián Román (CORAZONES BLINDADOS), Gregorio Pernía (OJO POR OJO; FLOR SALVAJE), and Elkin Díaz (EL CAPO; A MANO LIMPIA) as the principal Castaño brothers; also with Luz Estela Luengas, Eileen Moreno, Juliana Posso, Alex Gil, Jenny Osorio and Margarita Reyes.
Also premiering this week is LA OTRA CARA DEL ALMA on Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m. ET on Azteca America. A remake of the 1985 Mexican telenovela EL ÁNGEL CAÍDO, adapted for Azteca by Laura Sosa and produced by Rita Fusaro, LA OTRA CARA DEL ALMA is a woman avenger story. Gabriela Spanic (EMPERATRIZ; LA USURPADORA) stars as Alma, a woman with a single goal in life: to destroy those she holds responsible for the death of her parents when she was a little girl. The male lead is played by Eduardo Capetillo (SOY TU DUEÑA; MARIMAR); the telenovela also sees the return to the screen of Michelle Vieth, a talented actress last seen in 2008 in LA TRAICIÓN. Rounding out the cast are Jorge Alberti, Sergio Klainer, Saby Kamalich, Cecilia Piñeiro and Lambda García.
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