Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Censorship always finds odd corners in which to to stick its fingers. A publisher of travel guides has produced several editions of a book touting the essential things to see and do in Rio de Janiero, but they've run afoul of local officials because the books are about how to experience any number of vices when visiting Brazil's finest city. The Brazilian tourism board accused Rio For Partiers of presenting a "false and disrespectful view" of Rio, despite the rather common idea that Rio is better than Vegas for hedonism. Still, enough legal pressure was brought to bear that Brazil ordered the book banned — something the publisher seems more than proud of — although you can still get it in those various countries where the tourists hail from, and on wireless devices like the Kindle.