El vuelo del águila (The Flight of the Eagle) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Ernesto Alonso and Carlos Sotomayor for Televisa in 1994–1995.[1] Telenovela based on the Mexican soldier and President of Mexico Porfirio Díaz, from his name had come out the title "Época Porfiriana" or "Porfiriato" during the period of his rule, in the years 1876–1911.

El vuelo del águila
Created byEnrique Krauze
Fausto Zerón Medina
Written byLiliana Abud
Eduardo Gallegos
Antonio Monsell
Tere Medina
Directed byGonzalo Martínez Ortega
Jorge Fons
Claudio Reyes Rubio
Jesús Moreno
Federico Farfán
StarringHumberto Zurita
Mariana Levy
Manuel Ojeda
Jacqueline Andere
Opening theme"Don Porfirio" by Daniel Catán
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes140
Executive producerErnesto Alonso
ProducerCarlos Sotomayor
CinematographyJesús Acuña Lee
Carlos Guerra Villareal
Running time21-22 minutes
Production companyTelevisa
Original release
NetworkCanal de las Estrellas
ReleaseJuly 4, 1994 (1994-07-04) –
January 20, 1995 (1995-01-20)

It stars Humberto Zurita, Mariana Levy, Manuel Ojeda and Jacqueline Andere.



A military hero of the Reform War, called Porfirio Díaz, was also one of the most important strategists behind the overthrow of the Second Mexican Empire. Diaz tried several times to come to power through military coups, until a last revolution in 1876 led him to the Presidency of the Republic. Except for a brief period (1880-1884), Porfirio Díaz ruled until 1911, when the takeover by Francisco I. Madero forced him to resign and go into exile.

Diaz lived to see his revolution undone and how all the profits made were destroyed by their own very long stay in power. As a hero or a cunning weaver of intrigues, Porfirio Díaz learns, fight, machine, rules, kill, peaceful, love, suffering, crying and devotion dedicated to his work without ever leave until their own people rebels to expel power.



Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result
1995 13th TVyNovelas Awards Pioneer in Historical Telenovelas Ernesto Alonso Won
Best Production Carlos Sotomayor Won
Best Male Performance Manuel Ojeda Won
Best Actor Humberto Zurita Won
Best Leading Actress Jacqueline Andere Won
Best Supporting Actress Patricia Reyes Spíndola Won
Best Musical Theme "Don Porfirio"
by Daniel Catán
Best Original Story or Adaptation Enrique Krauze
Fausto Zerón-Medina
Best Direction Gonzalo Martínez Ortega
Jorge Fons
Best Direction of the Cameras Jesús Acuña Lee
Carlos Guerra
Bravo Awards Best Female Performance Patricia Reyes Spíndola Won
El Heraldo de México Awards Best Telenovela Ernesto Alonso Won
Best Actress Patricia Reyes Spíndola Nominated
Best Actor Ernesto Gómez Cruz Nominated
Humberto Zurita Nominated
Manuel Ojeda Won
1996 Latin ACE Awards Best Dramatized Cultural Program Carlos Sotomayor
Gonzalo Martínez Ortega
Best Actress Patricia Reyes Spíndola Won


  1. ^ "El vuelo del águila" (in Spanish). alma-latina.net. Archived from the original on August 5, 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2016.