Los Parientes Pobres
Created byLiliana Abud
Written byCarmen Daniels
Tere Medina
Directed byMiguel Córcega
Mónica Miguel
Ernesto Laguardia
Chantal Andere
Alexis Ayala
Nuria Bages
Joaquín Cordero
Humberto Elizondo
Maribel Fernández
Theme music composerRafael Pérez-Botija
Opening themeLos parientes pobres by Lucero[1]
ComposerPedro Plascencia Salinas
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes75
Executive producerCarla Estrada
ProducerArturo Lorca
Production locationTonatico, Estado de Mexico
CinematographyAlejandro Frutos
Manuel Ruiz Esparza
Running time41-44 minutes
Production companyTelevisa
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseMay 3 (1993-05-03) –
August 13, 1993 (1993-08-13)
Preceded byMágica juventud
Followed byDos mujeres, un camino
Related showsJuro que te amo (2008-2009)

Los Parientes Pobres (Poor Relatives) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Carla Estrada for Televisa in 1993.[2] Lucero sang the main theme and it was an airplay hit in all Latin America. It was never released as a single, but it appears in the special album Lazos de Amor and her Lucero album known as Veleta.

Lucero and Ernesto Laguardia starred as protagonists and Co-starring Nuria Bages and Joaquín Cordero, while Alexis Ayala, Chantal Andere, Humberto Elizondo, Maribel Fernández, Delia Casanova, Ana Patricia Rojo and the leading actress Bertha Moss starred as antagonists.

Co-protagonizada por Nuria Bages y Joaquín Cordero


Two families, the Santos and the Olmos, face a fight of power, ambitions, selfishness and love. The Santos are provincial family that has a pottery factory with financial problems, which Ramiro Santos (Rogelio Guerra) manages along with his cousin Evaristo Olmos (Joaquín Cordero). However, this business deal finishes due to personal differences, this provokes the rancor and hate of Ramiro, and his family goes into bankruptcy, while Evaristo Olmos achieves an excellent status.

When Ramiro dies, his family moves to the capital, hoping for a good fortune. But destiny will set a trap, when Evaristo offers his house for them to live, here his family treat them very bad, with contempt and haughtiness because they are the poor relatives.[3]



Year Award Category Nominee Result
1994 12th TVyNovelas Awards Best Telenovela of the Year Carla Estrada Nominated
Best Actor Ernesto Laguardia
Best Antagonist Actress Chantal Andere
Best Antagonist Actor Humberto Elizondo
Best Leading Actor Joaquín Cordero
Best Young Lead Actress Lucero Won
Best Musical Theme Nominated
4th Eres Awards Best Telenovela
Best Song "Los Parientes Pobres" Won
Best Actress Lucero Nominated
Best Actor Ernesto Laguardia
25th ACE Awards Best Actress Lucero Won
A.C.C.A. Awards


  1. ^ MSN http://groups.msn.com/lucerounadiva/suspremios.msnw Archived 2008-10-03 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Los Parientes Pobres" (in Spanish). alma-latina.net. Archived from the original on September 20, 2011. Retrieved March 5, 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ Novia de América http://www.noviadeamerica.com/html/novela3.html Archived May 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine