Pobre juventud

Pobre juventud
Genre Telenovela
Created by Félix B. Caignet
Written by Marcia del Río
Directed by Pedro Damián
Starring Jaime Moreno
Gabriela Roel
Alberto Mayagoitia
Patricia Pereyra
Roberto Ballesteros
Antonio Brillas
Raúl Buenfil
Lolita Cortés
Opening theme Pobre Juventud by Sergio Facheli
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 130
Executive producer(s) Carla Estrada
Cinematography Manuel Ruiz Esparza
Running time 21-22 minutes
Production company(s) Televisa
Distributor Televisa
Original network Canal de las Estrellas
Original release September 23, 1986 – March 24, 1987
Preceded by Cautiva
Followed by Pobre señorita Limantour

Pobre juventud (English title:Poor youth) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Carla Estrada for Televisa in 1986.[1] It is an original story by Félix B. Caignet, adapted by Marcia del Río and directed by Pedro Damián.

Jaime Moreno and Gabriela Roel starred as adult protagonists, while Alberto Mayagoitia and Patricia Pereyra starred as young protagonists.


Jorge is a rebellious and problematic young man who is interned in a reformatory. There have many colleagues in the same situation, including being Ponchado, Freddy, Muelas, El Chino and El Ruso. There suffer cruelty and maltreatment of Remigio and Antonio, the guards. Rosario works as a nurse at the reformatory. It is a courageous young woman who is strongly opposed to the mistreatment that are given to boys. Because of his kindness and great sense of justice Rosario sympathy youth wins.

Jorge became delinquent and problematic due to the lack of affection suffered at home, where he lives with his father Evaristo that only passes mired in drink.In another social reality is Eduardo, a widower who mourns her only son Miguel, died in an accident. Lives with his mother Eugenia. Jorge and Ponchado decide to escape the harsh environment of the reformatory, masquerading as doctors. Jorge flees to the neighborhood where he lives for help from her neighbor Teresa. When she confronts Evaristo and asks him to take her son once and for all, the man angry denying Jorge and his son becomes, as it is adopted, and refuses to say who is the son.

Then the infamous man goes to the reformatory and claims that George is in the vicinity. Teresa gives money to the boy to flee and be saved. Unwilling to be found by the police, Jorge decides to hide in the house of Eduardo climbing the wall. Eduardo finds out, and wondering the huge resemblance to Michael, it takes love and decides to hide in his house. Jorge Anselmo quickly befriends the family butler, but Eugenia angry saying it is unacceptable that "a disgusting boy" is left to live at home.

Rosario does not support the sordid atmosphere of reformatory and thanks to the help of Dr. Alberto Junquera resigns and goes to work in his office. Soon you will meet Eduardo and will love them. Jorge suffer death of his girlfriend Chelito, suffering from leukemia, but find love again in Alejandra, and incidentally discover the truth about his origins.


  • Jaime Moreno as Eduardo de la Peña
  • Gabriela Roel as Rosario
  • Alberto Mayagoitia as Jorge/Miguel de la Peña
  • Patricia Pereyra as Alejandra
  • Roberto Ballesteros as Néstor de la Peña
  • Antonio Brillas as Matías
  • Raúl Buenfil as Ponchado
  • Lolita Cortés as Rebeca
  • Ernesto Laguardia as Sergio "Muelas"
  • Sebastián Ligarde as Freddy
  • Irma Lozano as Josefina
  • Bertha Moss as Eugenia de la Peña
  • Guillermo Murray as Pablo
  • René Muñoz as Anselmo
  • Eugenia Avendaño as Magdalena
  • Liliana Weimer as Rosina
  • Manuel Guizar as Antonio
  • Ana María Aguirre as Marina
  • Mario García Gonzalez as Evaristo
  • Moreno López as Higinio
  • Arturo Lorca as Luis
  • Mauricio Ferrari as Gustavo
  • Eduardo Díaz Reyna as Flores
  • Victor Vera as Teniente Verane
  • Nailea Norvind as Gaby
  • Mapy Cortés as Gabriela
  • Luz Elena Silva as Martha
  • Meche Barba as Elvira
  • Ada Carrasco as Filomena
  • Aurora Alonso as Casilda
  • Maritza Olivares as Lupita
  • Wally Barrón as Remigio
  • Claudia Herfer as Chelito
  • Gloria Alicia Inclán as Teresa
  • Agustín López Zavala as Dr. Alberto Junquera
  • Jorge Santos as Carlos
  • Erika Magnus
  • Chayanne as Rafael "El Ruso"
  • Raúl Boxer as El Chino
  • Rodolfo de Alejandre
  • Octavio "Famoso" Gómez
  • Estela Barona
  • Mario del Río
  • Eugenio Cobo
  • Alicia Fahr
  • Rafael del Villar


Year Award Category Nominee Result
19875th TVyNovelas AwardsBest Young Lead ActressPatricia PereyraNominated
Best Young Lead Actor Alberto MayagoitiaWon
Best Male RevelationErnesto LaguardiaNominated


  1. Pobre juventud Alma latina Retrieved February 19, 2015
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