MEXICO: Neighborly Sanctions

Last week Hollywood anxiously scanned a Mexican law which requires that U.S. films shown in Mexico be identical with the versions shown in the U.S.

The first reported effect of the law was to keep 20th Century-Fox from adding more bullfight scenes to Blood and Sand to please Mexicans. But the object of the law was something else. If other Latin-American countries follow Mexico's lead, producers will have to portray Latin Americans as Latin Americans like to be portrayed.


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