After learning about President Hugo Chavez's unrealistic restrictions thrust upon Venezuela's telenovelas, I cannot find the words to express how thankful I am to live in a country that allows its citizens to have freedom of speech and more importantly freedom of opinion. The telenovela within itself should be allowed to express a true picture of the feelings, struggles, and lives of people of all countries. It should be allowed to portray the human condition without such harsh restrictions on the content of the telenovela. Whether or not people choose to accept it, the countries/regions/areas in which people live affects who they are, their actions, their thoughts, and their livelihood. If telenovelas are not allowed to reflect these opinions, how are they ever to be successful?
People, people's feelings, people's opinions, people's conditions are what allow telenovelas to be entertaining and even draw the attention of viewers. If said things are not allowed to be related to what is happening and where they are, than what is the true point of a telenovela?