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February 24, 2000
volume 11, no. 39
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MEXICO: ARCHDIOCESE WARNS PARENTS ABOUT JAPANESE CARTOON SERIES

    MEXICO CITY, 22 (NE) Through the weekly publication "Desde la Fe," (From the Faith) the Archdiocese of Mexico warned on Monday about the dangers that the Japanese "Pokemon" cartoon series could mean for Mexican children. As the archdiocese pointed out in its official bulletin, behind the huge merchandising phenomenon "one finds, as in many Japanese cartoons, a combination of elements that incite violence and sexual perversion among children".

    In a similar way, the Mexican archdiocese invited parents to reflect on the television programs seen by their children, avoiding those whose contents could affect their faith and values. "The whole idea behind Pokemon is to show children that they can turn into a powerful force and that they therefore do not have to listen to their parents," the publication affirmed. "These cartoons are not as innocents as they seemů They could be the tip of an iceberg with dramatic consequences."

          

February 24, 2000
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