YOU SHALL NOT FORGET MY NAME
Bogotá, 2017. At the closing of a horse exhibition, Sergio Aparicio a brilliant stock broker from Bogota meets a mysterious woman: Lucia Martínez.
They are both there for different reasons, he is there to make money and she is there to speak to Monica Zapata about the real origin of the baby Monica considers her son. But what neither one of them was counting on is the deep attraction that happens between them the moment they meet.
After having a very passionate relationship, Sergio gives Lucia all of Monica Zapata's information without imagining the great deal of problems this act will bring him. Sergio will find himself being kicked out of his world accused of kidnapping a baby, Monica Zapata's son and whose father is the very questionable cattle raiser Mr. Leonardo Zapata. To locate Lucia will become now his main objective.
In a race against time he must locate this beautiful and mysterious woman, discover the whereabouts of the baby in order to save his own neck from the wrath of Leonardo Zapata; but this will not return his comfortable life in the city on the contrary it will take him to meet with the deep Colombia. A world filled with people who have had to abandon their home and land due to violence and who are haunted by the echoes of an armed conflict, a conflict in which the boundaries between the innocent and the guilty dissolve and truth is not what it seems to be.
In her twenties, Nieves Torres was the most beautiful woman in the region even more beautiful than the queens of the Palm, the Panela, The onion and the hot pepper all together (local beauty pageants). She did not need a title because the mouth to mouth confirmed that as an undeniable truth. Another twenty years had to pass for the scars of pain to transform her into a sad beauty thanks to the disappearance of her daughter Matilde in the hands of the armed group. Nieves Torres leads with Father Hipolito Castillo a crusade to take care the effects of the armed conflict in the region of Lomalinda and La Ye, defying Victoria and the Zapata’s power.
She is the daughter of Abel Cadena, the town’s butcher. One of the most prominent students from Lucia’s school. Her life and her father’s changes drastically when he accidentally falls victim of a personal mine. The only thing Beatriz remembers from that is that she felt flew through the air. She remembers the urgency of Lucia and Abel to save her life but the hardest thing will be to take the stigmas that come after the accident, to see herself again as a complete beautiful woman capable of loving. The worst thing of all will be to see her father become a fierce avenger.
The typical swine that smells himself to the best better and comes out unharmed from all the conflicts he starts. He always ends well and without a scar. He is Victoria’s secret lover. A man that is always looking for the great opportunity that will turn him into the boss. Deep inside he knows he lacks character, sharpness and even sixth sense to be considered something more than a second place, a low life. He feels resentment towards Victoria for not giving him his place and knows that he will never be recognized as her husband in public. Regardless of all that, making the Ms Fall in love with him gives certain authority, certain influence, it allows him to spy under the doors and taste some of the power he will never have.
Attorney, specialist in commercial law. She is ambitious, rational and cosmopolitan. Manages successfully the legal area of the Mayo Inc. firm. As a general rule, she runs away from commitment and will not admit easily that she continues to be in love with her ex Sergio Aparicio. She is too proud to admit it. Nevertheless, Sergio is always on her radar and for that reason she invites him to the horse exhibition but Sergio simply disappears from the place. What Miranda ends up discovering is that the woman Sergio took off after is not a just another adventure. On the contrary, Lucia will radically change the lives of Sergio and Miranda and even Martin’s life. Miranda will hater the moment she suggested for Sergio to accompany her to the closing event of the horse exhibition.
Father Hipolito wanders town just like any other farmer, with a small poncho on his back and work clothes. He knows firsthand and from the confession stand everyone that has passed by La Ye. With each one of them, from any confession, he has cried and suffered even though some consider him their enemy now. In partnership with Nieves, the father stars a crusade to support the victims of the armed conflict in the region and documents in detail his findings like spontaneous forensic examiner awaiting for the day justice will take over.
There could be police authority, police station and even a priest at the village of La Ye but the person that really rules the place is police inspector Victoria Mera. It is no secret that she is on the Zapata’s payroll and that says it all. When there has to be a legalization of a property, move fences, or “control people” she a key player. Victoria can be found any day at the billiard located in the middle of town where she takes care of any perimeter, water or special event in town. The local cases are settled in front of her and nothing happens without her knowledge.
Only daughter of the godfather Leonardo Zapata. Monica has had to live several years outside of the country away from the armed conflict that lashes over the region of Lomalinda and La Ye. She believes her father is a hero that stood out for everyone when Uncle Rafael was kidnapped and killed and there was nobody to make justice. Many years might have gone by but Monica continues to be daddy’s little girl and has always followed her father’s orders, actions that have brought her great emotional imbalance and no stable or significant relationship. She has also not been able to become a mother. A couple of months ago, against her father’s will, she returned to the country and to her paternal home where a wonderful surprise awaited her: a new born baby, an orphan from the region whom she decides to adopt. The arrival of his baby lightens her life and also the life of Old man Leonardo Zapata. But at the Zapata’s house, orders are followed. As soon as the horse exhibition is over, Monica must leave the country with her son.
A low profile farmland businessman, the real godfather of the Lomalinda and La Ye region. Since the kidnapping and murder of his brother Rafael to an armed group, he has built a fierce protection perimeter around Monica, his only daughter and of Martin, Rafael´s son whom he has sent to live overseas away from the conflicts the region is going through. Rumors are that losing his brother has poisoned the man’s heart turning Leonardo nowadays into a very dangerous man whom has learned to real people´s fear towards violence using it to increase notably his net worth. His daughter defends him passionately assuring the man has sacrificed to build a business in an area without “God or law” and has lived to talk about it.
The brave representative of a town lashed by violence. Until recently, Lucia was the teacher of La YE a small village where risking her life, fought restlessly to stop the armed men that devastated the region from recruiting her students. The empty desks in her classroom are evidence of a chilling reality: regardless of all her efforts, the conflict was able to tear away her most talented students including her siblings. Now, away from her hometown, Lucia decides to risk it all in order to get back something essentially important to her out of all the things she has lost during the time she has been kept away from her hometown and during this time is when Sergio Aparicio crosses her path. She would have never wanted to bring him into her plans but this fascinating man that comes from a world so opposite from her doesn´t take no for an answer and because of his insistence he will have to deal with some consequences.
Investment advisor, expert in capital markets and corporate financing. He is just a little over 30 and a sure candidate to becoming Mayo Inc. multinational’s first CEO. He likes to live luxuriously and he´s a person that places his professional live above all other things, reason why he is not interested in relationships or commitments and only wants affairs with no strings attached. Out of a coincidence in life, he ends up going to the final event of a horse exhibition in search for new investors and there he meets a mysterious young girl whom appears to be having difficulties getting into the event so he spontaneously offers to help. The woman appreciates the gesture but after appears to avoid him and her attitude instead of deterring Sergio, it challenges him. In the end, he gets the woman to agree to go out on a date with him without imagining how complicated she will make his life and how she will forever change all of his ambitious plans.