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Worried That a Scene in ‘South Park’ Breaks the Law in Mexico, Airing in Mexico is Being Delayed While Govt. Permission is Sought

Feb 10, 2010  •  Post A Comment

MTV canceled the airing, this past Monday, Feb. 8th –in Mexico only–of an episode in which a caricature of Mexican President Felipe Calderon appears in front of a Mexican flag, the Associated Press reports.

The network said it hasn’t gotten government permission to show the episode, noting that there is a law stating that the flag must be handled with respect. Interior Ministry spokesman Luis Estrada said the government hasn’t received a request from MTV for permission to air it.

The fine for violating the law is 52,590 peso ($4,900).

–Elizabeth Jensen

2 Comments

  1. Gee, we don’t have a similar law treating our flag with respect in the U.S.?
    Oh, that’s right. We just don’t care anymore.

  2. Amazing freakin blog here. I almost cried while reading it!

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