Telenovelas are regulated by the government, which has caused Venezuela's production of series to decline. Many Networks have had to close down because Hugo Chávez has enforced too many regulations and rules. For instance, if an episode talks poorly of the country, they have to cut that part out in order to prevent the world from thinking Venezuela's poor. During the last few months of the popular telenovela Cosita Rica, the government pressured the network to supervise the script. The writer of Cosita Rica used one of the characters, Olegario to portray Chávez on screen. When Chávez was almost replaced from office, Olegario was almost overthrown and the real world is paralleled in the series. Chávez unfortunately was not replaced, and Venevisión is still has to abide by the strict regulations. Chávez is prohibiting his country from seeing what they want, and that is simply a good telenovela. Hopefully Chávez will stop being so uptight and for the sake of the networks, let's hope that they will have fewer regulations, allowing more networks to form and grow. I'm currently watching Dueños del Paraíso and I am sure that there are more regulations then I realize. Fortunately it is filmed in the US and Chile which has most likely allowed the writers to write more freely.