Los Tigres Cry Censorship

Mexico’s best-known norteño band, Los Tigres del Norte, backed out of the Oct. 28 Las Lunas awards show in Mexico City because the band claims it was asked to not play its latest single, “La Granja.”

The Grammy-winning band, known for its Spanish ballads that chronicle drug trading in Mexico, cried censorship.

The song, which translates to “The Farm,” is a barnyard parable about politicians, former president Vicente Fox and farmers who are struggling now that they cannot grow marijuana or opium.

The Mexican Interior Ministry, which oversees broadcast regulations, categorically denied it had ordered the song censored, according to the Los Angeles Times.