Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Confronting Bodies: Baja California state radio stations
Dates of Action: July 2002
Location: Tijuana, Mexico
Description of Artwork: Narco-corridos are the northern Mexican folk songs that chronicle the tales of drug lords to the backdrop of accordions and strumming guitars.
The Incident: Baja California state radio stations signed an agreement to ban Narco-corridos songs, and instead have decided to play only songs that promote positive messages and good values. They also urged Spanish-language U.S. stations across the border in California to do the same. "We should promote this self-imposed regulation to avoid converting into heroes and examples people who break the laws of our country," Casio Carlos Narvaez, a representative of the Radio and Television Industry Chamber, said.
Results of Incident: -0
Source: www.washingtonpost.com, NCAC