Mexican city reviews conservative obscenity law

January 16, 2009 07:30


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Conservative authorities in the Mexican city of Guanajuato have agreed to review an anti-obscenity law criticized as too broad. The new law would fine people $42 to $115 for "obscene acts" or "obscene language that offends or bothers third parties." City spokeswoman Esmeralda Mandujano said Thursday that Mayor Eduardo Romero asked the city council to review the law to clarify the prohibition. Opposition councilman Jorge de la Pena told the newspaper Reforma that the law passed by the council Tuesday meant "we are returning to the era of the Inquisition."

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