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Mexican bishop backs actions against music that glorifies drug trafficking

March 08, 2016

The governor of the northern Mexican state of Coahuila has announced plans to ban “narcocorrido” music at municipal events.

Rubén Moreira Valdez also announced that the state will not advertise on radio and television stations that play the music, which glorifies drug trafficking.

Bishop José Guadalupe Galván Galindo of Torreon expressed support for the proposal, according to a local newspaper report.

“That style of music will influence the state of mind of many adolescents,” he said. “They will like and will try to follow that person in unlawful actions, but if they are offered classical music, in time they will enjoy this type of musical genre.”

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