Venezuela Bans Magazines From Publishing Photos Of Women In Bikinis

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.


Manthong E.F. Mutton Fri, 11/10/2017 - 18:01 Permalink

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 goddam commies…………

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UselessEater Deathrips Fri, 11/10/2017 - 19:57 Permalink

(((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-


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wesson Fri, 11/10/2017 - 17:49 Permalink

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.

Robert Trip Fri, 11/10/2017 - 18:00 Permalink

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.