Venezuela Bans Magazines From Publishing Photos Of Women In Bikinis

Tyler Durden's picture

While Venezuela’s embattled government struggles with the fallout from being declared officially in default by ISDA after delaying a principal payment on the Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA, bond that matured Nov. 2, its Supreme Court has been busy robbing the country’s downtrodden public one of the few small pleasures still available in a country that has been deprived of seemingly every necessity, from food to medicine.

Local media reported that Venezuela’s Supreme Court on Friday ruled that magazines that circulate to the general public can no longer feature images of scantily clad women on their covers.

The decree specifically mentions “pornographic” content, yet includes many mainstream magazines: According to the court, “images of nude or partially nude women in compromising and suggestive poses that stimulate sexual arousal for commercial ends” are now banned from magazines, regardless of whether the photos are editorial content, or found in advertisements.



The decision was a response to a complaint filed by a citizen against weekly sports publication El Heraldo, a subsidiary of 6° Poder. The complaint requested that the government prohibit the “publication of any example, be it digital or printed, including private subscriptions, of images with sexual content … whether it be by way of a photograph, other image, advertisements or links that could be accessed by children and young people."

The court claimed that when such images go public, the publishers aren’t aware of their responsibilities as “media outlets in society to transmit appropriate content” seen by both adults and children.

This ruling directly affects the country’s primary publications Meridiano and Líder, both of which make use of images of women in bathing suits on their covers.

“These types of sexual images don’t come with a warning, which could bring about negative consequences with respect to people’s baser instincts, and thereby put at risk the constitutional rights of the most vulnerable, namely children and young people,” the court’s ruling continues.

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has regularly kowtowed to the whims of the Maduro government, most famously when it certified a Maduro-approved directive to disband the country’s Congress, a ruling that led to the successful (if rigged) referendum vote to create a new National Assembly to help Maduro change the country’s Constitution to cement his long-term grip on power - and marginalize political dissidents who have been rallying in the streets of the country’s cities for months.

Venezuela’s economy has been locked in a vicious downward spiral after falling oil prices and years of mismanagement by Maduro and his predecessor, President Hugo Chavez have spurred inflation rates above 2,000%.

Given these endemic economic troubles, it would appear women in bikinis are the least of the societal ills plaguing Latin America’s favorite Socialist Paradise.

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Gap Admirer's picture

Excellent click-bait job. And carrying it over to the actual article this time.  Thank you.

bobbbny's picture

Sent me right to pornhub

Deathrips's picture

Should they ((((Burn Books)))



Ahmeexnal's picture

Socialism -> Fascism -> Sharia Law.

Gap Admirer's picture

With the shape that the socialist paradise of Venezuela is in I would imagine that businesses catering to gringos importing and marrying attractive Venezuelan women would be booming.  Of course the scantily clad pictures will only be communicated electronically, not in magazines.

E.F. Mutton's picture

Is Jeff Sessions moonlighting for Venezuela?

Manthong's picture


goddam commies…………

DownWithYogaPants's picture

The one thing Venezuela has over the world and they want no one to see.

Hope my parents don't see this

BuddyEffed's picture

They will be banning internet advertising next?

Lots of bikini under ware used in ads.

Automatic Choke's picture

but but but....they only get those magazines for the articles!!!


Richard Chesler's picture

Theft and murder are ok though....

Stuck on Zero's picture

They have to ban pictures of these babes because they look well fed and creates envy among the Venezuelan women.

Sanity Bear's picture

and how about that inflation rate

runswithscissors's picture

The Venezuelan babes wearing bikinis are causing some inflation.   

Dragon HAwk's picture

things are bad when an Anorexic model looks well fed to the target audience.

J S Bach's picture

We can now see how the famine is affecting the poor women in Venezuela.  Just look at those emaciated figures.  Rarely does one see images such as these in bovine America anymore.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

What are you doing reading Zh at work anyway?

Don't you have anything productive to do??? 

No sense of humor. Are you a humorless turd? 

nmewn's picture

Now Generalissimo Maduro has gone to far!

Viva la Revolucion! ;-)

Offthebeach's picture

I alway deny them my precious bodily fluids. Unless of course I'm drinking vodka.

Thats what Xi said's picture

Camouflage condom for small rocket so they don`t see you coming

UselessEater's picture

(((They))) did burn books around 37,000 titles alone ... now look at the cesspit we are in.

Darlings like Aussie PM (((Turnbull)) fought decency laws to bring trash into the local store:

1978 – Acting for his client, Australian Consolidated Press, Turnbull travels to the US, to the original Playboy mansion in Chicago, to organise a deal to produce an Australian version of the American pornographic magazine, Playboy. There he meets Playboy Enterprises vice-president Christie Hefner, daughter of Hugh, and a deal is successfully negotiated.

This was at a time when Playboy was regularly producing sickening material, including simulated child pornography, promotions of films containing child pornography and paedophilia scenarios, as well as cartoons depicting paedophilia, rape, incest and bestiality, among other things.

There were even cases of Playboy publishing true child pornography.

One case involved nude, sexualised photos of 10-year-old child actress Brooke Shields, appearing in a 1976 Playboy-


Robert Trip's picture

What about scantily clad hombres?

Are they a no no too?

I pray not.

cheech_wizard's picture

The mere idea of Nicolas Maduro wearing any type of swimwear is positively revolting.


Pure Evil's picture

Carlos Danger to the rescue.

nmewn's picture

Oh geez, thanks for that visual. 

Schmuck Raker's picture

What if he's eating an empanada?

Welfare Tycoon's picture

Considering they have some of the hotest women in the world, that is a terrible idea. The leaders just want to add insult to injury at this point.

logicalman's picture

Given what's happening to the country, you'd think those in charge would concentrate on more important issues.


Mena Arkansas's picture

Click bait. You know your audience well.

Robert Trip's picture

If you don't like it fuck off.

Holier than thou attitudes are welcome at CNN and the Huffington Post.

Mena Arkansas's picture

Hey, Bob. Who said I didn't like it. I clicked on it just like you.

New_Meat's picture

It is Friday, after all.  Somewhere, there is a rollickin' Birthday Party goin' on.

buzzsaw99's picture

all the magazines will be used for tp so problem solved.

serotonindumptruck's picture

It'll be 200 ply TP cuz all the pages are stuck together.

Better off just using your hand and a bucket of water.

moonmac's picture

Ban-It People Suck!

LoneStarHog's picture

OMG!...Then don't show their court a Sears catalogue.

wesson's picture

OMG Venezuela news in ZH, do they announce the bankrupcy for tomorrow ? 


Oh no, that was the yesterday's new, and those of the days before.

cheech_wizard's picture

We obviously need that noted ivory tower economist Steve Hanke's opinion on this latest Venezuelan development.


e_goldstein's picture

Hi di hi everybody, I'm Dr Hanke, the statist poo.

any_mouse's picture

Do his friends refer to him as Mr Hankey?

shovelhead's picture

That's it.

Venezeula is now an official failed state.

They were just practicing before this ruling.

richatstructure's picture

All of Venezuela’s other problems pale by comparison.

serotonindumptruck's picture

Maduro is trying to starve his male subjects from "The Fappening".

Robert Trip's picture

There goes the economy.

Scantily clad women can sell anything.

Would you buy a car that didn't have a scantily clad woman caressing the hood with her painted elongated fingernails, or performing a naughty act with the tail pipe?

Not me.