You may kiss after all

According to El Universal, after being nationally ridiculed, the mayor of Guanajuato backpedalled today and removed the new bylaws that would ban, among other things, “olympic-style” kisses (their term, not mine). Hours later he went further and announced a new international tourism campaign to present Guanajuato as the “capital of the kiss” and a “city of romance”. “No kiss is forbidden”, he said. So if you’re in Guanajuato, go nuts.

I love my country.

About Jorge Aranda

I'm currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the SEGAL and CHISEL labs in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Victoria.
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2 Responses to You may kiss after all

  1. plagal says:

    So ridicule did it, eh? Nice!

    I’m tempted to say that this story, along with examples such as Colbert and Jon Stewart show that laughter is the best weapon against these kinds of ultra-conservative reactionaries. It kind of reminds me of the way that William of Baskerville attacks Jorge of Burgos at the end of Eco’s “Name of the Rose” 🙂

  2. Manuel says:

    Now, I remember when I used to go to El Festival Cervantino and kissing was easy at least during a magical week….

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