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01/29/2014 02:29 pm ET Updated Jan 29, 2014

This Telenovela Was Inspired By A Tigres Del Norte Song

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After becoming a total icon of popular Mexican culture thanks to a song by Los Tigres del Norte, Camelia la Tejana is now on TV screens in a telenovela that recounts the life of that vengeful drug trafficker.

A highway restaurant in the central Mexican city of Pachuca, which recreates a 1970s diner in San Antonio, Texas, is one of the locations chosen for shooting this series that the Telemundo network will premiere in February.

This has been one of the biggest challenges of the series, that of "constructing the worlds" where the action occurs in this series about Camelia, a peaceful girl whose world turns upside down when she meets drug trafficker Emilio Varela, director Carlos Bolado told Efe.

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