Gabriela Suárez (Aracely Arámbula) is the only woman working in the gold mine that gives life and name to the town of San Pedro del Oro. Gabriela is the daughter of Tigre Suárez, the most experienced mining place, but being single mother and wife, suffering the taunts and abuse from some of the miners. Her strong character makes rebelling against these abuses.
La Patrona is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by Telemundo and Argos Comunicación. It is a remake of the 1984 Venezuelan telenovela La dueña. The series stars Aracely Arámbula as Gabriela Suárez, Jorge Luis Pila as Alejandro Beltrán, Christian Bach as Antonia Guerra and Gonzalo García Vivanco as Luis. The name reflects a Spanish term for addressing a person recognized as a main boss. However, the title is also a reflection of both the protagonist and the antagonist’s struggle to conquer power, authority and respect in a labor field traditionally deemed to be a man’s job.