This weekend, the ban on the spread of narcocorridos was implemented in Baja California under the penalty of facing a fine of almost one and a half million pesos.
The ban applies to concerts and even bars and nightclubs, so regulatory inspectors will patrol these establishments.
The fine, which was announced a month ago, was published in the Official Gazette of the State of Baja California and specified that “anyone who sends, shows, exhibits, performs, or reproduces music,” considered narcocorridos, must pay a fine of 1.24 million pesos, resulting from the application of a fine ranging from 6 thousand to 12 thousand times the daily value of the Measurement and Update Unit (UMA) implemented in this border, which is 103.70 cents as of the date of publication.
Entertainment regulations are amended in Chapter 1 on “offenses that threaten public peace and tranquility”, which in Article 86 BIS prohibits “sending, exhibiting, exposing, performing, and/or reproducing music, videos, pictures, or anything similar that promotes a culture of violence or promotes crime or those who commit illegal acts in public sights and entertainment.”
The publication added that “the revenue generated from the alleged offense will be used for addiction prevention, treatment, and control programs.”