A corrupt governor, Vidal, orders for the head of a union to be assassinated. The leader’s friend, Octavio, is looking for documents that will convict the killer. On the run from Vidal’s thugs, Octavio comes across Julieta, a classmate he was in love with in university. While they hunt down the documents together, she deals with her feelings for him and conflicting family obligations.
During the regime of Porfirio Díaz, in the early 20th century, a young widow attends a show for men and discovers that her boyfriend is cheating on her with one of the dancers. There she meets Don Simón, president of the League of Good Manners, and starts flirting with him to make her boyfriend jealous.
Michoacán, 1938. Ponciano Robles, an old bachelor, is accustomed to helping poor people in his town. A mule driver begs Ponciano to ask for the hand of a beautiful peasant woman named Rosenda on his behalf. The young woman’s father accepts, but the mule driver repents and leaves the town to avoid the commitment. The kind-hearted Ponciano agrees to take care of the abandoned woman after her parents throw her out of the house.
In Mexico in the 1920’s, the imminent succession of the next military leader is about to be decided. The current leader favors the candidacy of General Jiménez, a government minister, but many people are in favor of General Aguirre, minister of war. Aguirre withdraws from the race, but his supporters continue to back him. Aguirre must choose between his loyalty to the regime and the opportunity to gain power.
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