Azucar is the saga of the Solaz family. The story begins when the patriarch Manuel Maria de Solaz, who is in love with black woman Sixta, leaves her pregnant. The wound caused by this reality, leads, Matilde de Solaz, to expel Sixta of their property, even giving birth recently. Sixta in profound pain due to her exile and the fact that Manuel Maria took away her new born baby, curses the entire Solaz family lineage, auguring that all women that would carry inside her belly a Solaz baby was destined to die giving birth to the child, and announces that the curse will only stop when “What is now separated will unite again”. Form this moment on and for three more generations, the curse will take its course and it will be when Ignacio and Mariana, in the last generation, who in their fight for true love, reunite black and white races again, which Matilde will divide the day Maximiliano is born. The history takes place inside the universe of sugarcane plantations, where white race landowners live together with black race workmen, and all their lives seem to be affected by the occurrence of events that seem to confirm the power of the course of Sixta over Manuel Maria Solaz's family.
DIRECOTOR: CARLOS MORENO AND MONICA BOTERO
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: OSCAR GUARIN
ART DIRECTOR: EUGENIO GARCIA
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: DIEGO JIMENEZ AND ANDRES GARCIA
COORDINATOR AND PRODUCER: BLANCA BASTO
ADVANCED PRODUCER: SILVIA ROMAN
ADVANCED PRODUCER CALI: CLAUDIA DURAN
ASSISTANT OF LOCATIONS: CAMILO MARTINEZ
HEAD OF PRODUCTION: MARIA DUQUE
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: CLAUDIA PEDRAZA AND GIUSSEPE CORDOBA
FIEDL PRODUCER: DANIEL SAMAN AND FERNANDO BUSTOS
SCRIPT: ANDRES RIOS/DIANA QUIÑONES AND LUZ ANGELA HERNÁNDEZ
ASSISTANT OF GENERAL PRODUCTION 1: CAMILO AGUILERA AND GIOVANNI BURGOS
ASSISTANT OF GENERAL PRODUCTION 2: CLAUDIA GONZALEZ AND ANTONIO RIVERA
COORDINATOR: FRANCISCO GUZMAN AND LIZ MORENO
ART COORDINATOR: CLAUDIA CARVAJAL
GRAPHIC DESIGN: CARLOS BERNAL
HEAD OF ADVANCED: PAULINA AROCA
HEAD OF ATMOSPHERE: MONICA COPETE Y ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ
ASSISTANT OF ATMOSPHERE: MIGUEL PAEZ, JURGEN ZAPATA, NELSON RODRIGUEZ Y DARWISH ZAPATA
MOUNTING ASSISTANT: MANUEL MONROY Y MANUEL FABRA
COSTUME DESIGN: MANUEL GUERRERO
HEAD OF COSTUME: NELSON FORERO
Humble, simple and reliable worker from "La Aurora". He is Manuel Maria Solaz trusted employee, and Sixta, Maximiliano and Ignacio's protector. He fears that the wrong actions of the Solaz are the real power behind Sixta's curse. His loyalty is incorruptible. He respects Manuel Maria and is completely loyal to him without boundaries. He protects Sixta and he is her loyal friend in the same conditions that tie him to Manuel Maria. When Manuel Maria introduces "El Paisa" to him, Lucio and the new guy already know they will be enemies for the rest of their lives.
Priest, friend and confident of Manuel Maria Solaz. He is used to living with colored skin individuals but at the end of the day he is racist. He is more forgiving with Manuel Maria's adultery, than with the horrifying act committed against Sixta and Maximiliano. His poverty vows are questionable, he lives comfortably and his family left him many lands that he rented out to Manuel Maria. He proudly celebrates his nephew Francisco Javier's intelligence.
Empleado de confianza de Manuel María Solaz. Tiene un complejo de superioridad que lo lleva a maltratar a los trabajadores y abusar de las mujeres. Es arrogante, soberbio y no tiene escrúpulos. Aprovecha su condición de sobrino protegido del cura Pedro Nel para ganarse un lugar de preferencia en el círculo de la familia Solaz. Le gusta fisgonear. Embolata a Alejandrina con la promesa de un matrimonio que nunca llegará
Hijo de Manuel María y Matilde. No logra ser el hijo varón capaz de colmar las expectativas de su padre. Es el hermano de Caridad pero ella lo cría como si fuera hijo de ella. Contrae matrimonio con Ana Julia para demostrar que es adulto y enviuda antes de cumplir un año de casado. Es pusilánime, inseguro, torpe e inmaduro. Presume de emprendedor pero en realidad es un perezoso que se acomoda mejor en el vicio y el ocio.
Raquel and Matilde's youngest sister. Second wife of Manuel Maria Solaz's her brother in law. She had no children. She has no blood ties with Maximiliano or Ignacio but she considers them like her own nephews. She is deeply distressed over the idea of not being able to defend herself in front of Raquel and stopping her from harming the Solaz family. She is a sweet woman with good feelings. She lacks any attachment to money or power.
Manuel Maria's sister in law. She never got married and is totally bankrupt for losing everything her parents inherited her. She keeps a lot of bitterness and resentment. Envy her younger sister's lives, Matilde and Alejandrina. She's very resentful towards her brother in law because he is now the proud owner of the lands that originally belonged to her family. She sees her niece Caridad as a great rival and uses Santiago as an instrument against the Solaz.
Beautiful and refined woman, daughter of the marriage of Santiago Solaz and Ana Julia Becerra. She was raised by her aunt Caridad inside an overprotective capsule with the secret purpose to avoid her death due to Sixta's curse. She adores and loves her grandfather Manuel Maria; she loves her father although she knows she can’t expect a lot of things from him. Without prejudice for social classes or races, she fell in love of her cousin Ignacio.
Son of Maximiliano Solaz and Celia Mancilla marriage. Grandson of Manuel Maria and Sixta. Knows the pain of his father´s life and wants to do justice for Sixta and her descendants. He grew up next to his mother in decent conditions and with his grandfather Manuel Maria's distant affection. Since childhood he created a very close relationship with his cousin Mariana despite the obstacles in their path and charitable efforts to separate them. He is a man with great character, well-educated and trained. All racial prejudice that has surrounded him has not been an obstacle to feel the Solaz name.
Manuel Maria and Matilde's daughter. Heiress of the farm and sugar refinery "La Aurora", along with Santiago, Maximiliano and his descendants. From adolescence to her old age, she is a woman with a strong and authoritarian character: she is distrustful, possessive and breathes in bitterness. Her mother's spirit chases her, she blames her father for the misfortune that falls on the family since Sixta curse. She has a lot of influence over Manuel Maria and Santiago. She is incapable of demonstrating affect. Although she is not able to accept it, she relates sexuality with sin and punishes herself physically and emotionally when she feels any impulse of such nature. She shelters herself in her prayers to purge her sins.
Proud and attractive black colored skin maid that works for Manuel Maria Solaz at his farm, who holds a passionate romance and has a son called Maximiliano. When Matilde, her employer’s wife, finds out about the child's birth, they immediately take him away from Sixta's arms and is forced to leave against her will. Therefore, with great pain and hoping justice will someday prevail, Sixta curses Matilde and all her descendants until what was separated by the Solaz rejoin again.
Owner of "La Aurora" farm and founder of a sugar refinery that receives the same name. He is Caridad and Santiago's father, children from his marriage with Matilde Vallencilla de Solaz, and Maximiliano's father, a son from his relationship with black woman Sixta Lucumi. He has no racial nor social class prejudice and believes that family is an important nucleus that must be sustained at all cost. From his point of view infidelity does not create conflict with affection and his respect towards his wife. He is a considerate employer and generous with his workmen. Condescending and susceptible to manipulation towards his loved ones, especially towards Caridad. He is permissive and tolerant with Santiago but severe and demanding with Maximiliano.