Drug Stories in Mexican School Libraries Outrage Many

The book “Cien Corridos” (100 stories), which includes stories that glorify drug culture, has been purchased for inclusion in several thousand school libraries in Mexico. Not surprisingly, anti-drug activists are outraged. The book was one of 13,000 title submitted to committees to evaluate.

The books were vetted by three non-governmental civic groups at the national level and then were evaluated by committees of parents, teachers and local officials in Mexico’s 31 states and the capital.

All but one of those states — whose committees had access to the full text — picked “100 Corridos” as a top choice for local libraries. The other state listed it as a second choice. None rejected it.

The rest of the story here at CNN.com.
Here’s a piece on corrido censorship, written by Elijah Wald, author of the book Narcocorrido: A Journey into the Music of Drugs,
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