Fernando Colunga, Blanca Soto to star in new Univision soap opera

Miami, Mar 5 (EFE).- The Univision television network on Tuesday announced that its new primetime soap opera "Porque el amor manda," starring Mexican actors Fernando Colunga and Blanca Soto, will debut on March 11.

The new "telenovela" by Televisa, produced by Juan Osorio, tells a love story focused on a successful female business executive who falls in love with her male secretary, the network said in a communique.

After spending several years trying to make a living in Chicago, Jesus Garcia (Colunga's character) discovers that he has a daughter with his former girlfriend in Monterrey, Mexico.

Anxious to get to know the little girl, he decides to return to his country, but he falls into a trap linked with a money laundering operation and is arrested.

With a criminal record and no income, Jesus undertakes the difficult task of finding work and learns that a top executive, Alma Montemayor (Soto) is looking for a secretary, he begins to work for her and their romantic involvement commences.