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Cancun issues decisive veto on Narcocoridos



A popular Mexican song glorifying drug trafficking, “Narcocolidos,” was banned in Mexico’s tourist mecca, Cancun, where authorities and traders rejected it from public broadcasts because it attracted “violent people.” strengthened their rights.

The censorship was applied within the framework of the current city ordinance on public entertainment, which bans events that incite violence and supports artists such as Grupo Filme, one of Mexico’s most popular groups. was ruined, and the group canceled a concert scheduled for June. 1.

“The reality is that every time an incident like this happens, an attempt is made to act violently,” said Jorge Aguilar Osorio, official of the state of Quintana Roo, where Cancun is located, on Tuesday.

Mayor Ana Patricia Peralta added that the decree “does not allow this type of event if it promotes violence in any way.”

Last week, a concert by El Komandel, a figurehead of the so-called “Altered Movement,” which further emphasized the imaginary celebration of drug traffickers, was also canceled by ordinance.

Julio Villarreal, leader of restaurant businessmen in the tourism industry, has praised the increasingly stringent application of regulations issued since 2010.

“We reiterate our full support for that decision. The restaurant stopped playing[Narcocoridos]a long time ago because it attracts violent people engaged in illegal business,” he said.

Villarreal said more than 90% of Cancun’s businesses affiliated with the national chamber of the restaurant industry, Canirac, have already stopped playing these songs in their stores because so many of the lyrics refer to violence and drug use. guaranteed to be there.

Cancun joins other Mexican cities in banning public broadcasting of narcocorrids, part of the so-called local Mexican genre booming on digital platforms.

The city of Ciudad Juárez (northern Chihuahua) took similar steps in 2015, and in the city of Mexicali (northwestern Baja California), Mayor Norma Bustamante invited artists to sing narcocorids at an event organized by the city council. Banned smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol.

Narcocorid has also been outlawed since 1987 in the state of Sinaloa (northwest), home to the powerful cartel of Joaquín “Chapo” Guzman, who was sentenced to life in prison in the United States.

The order comes at a time when the Mexican region is experiencing an unprecedented international boom, with new artists like Peso Pluma, who also sings Narcocoridos, topping the world charts.

Drug trafficking, especially violence related to retail drug sales, has been ravaging Cancun and other Mexican and Caribbean destinations that attract millions of foreign tourists each year for years.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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