POLL: Are Telenovelas to Blame for Divorce Rates in Latin America?

Getty Images

Bolivian president Evo Morales wants us to turn off our televisions, or at least change the channel when telenovelas come on. Why? Well, because he thinks they lead to immoral behavior among adults.

Our 10 Favorite Telenovelas of All Time

"I'm sorry if I upset some of my colleagues,  but I am almost absolutely certain that 60-70% of divorces are a result of telenovelas," Morales stated defiantly. "Because of telenovelas, men and women are unfaithful. I've come to this conclusion."

EXCLUSIVE: Univision's Cesar Conde On Why Telenovelas Are Winning While English Soaps Are Dying

The comments were made during a televised national meeting on security. We're not really sure what divorce rates or a little Triunfo de Amor has to do with national security, but he raised an interesting point.

We can't really say we agree with his conclusions, but there is no denying the fact that there s a lot of messing around happening on every telenovela on TV. Isn't the scandal part of the reason we keep watching?

From Soaps to Jabón: Are Telenovelas Replacing English-Language Soap Operas?

We want to know what you think:

Share this 
About this author

Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

Like this post? Contribute to the discussion!