Juárez Mayor attacks GRAW 2

Juárez Mayor Héctor Murguía has condemned Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 which is set in El Paso and Juárez, reports the El Paso Times.

Ubisoft's tactical shooter launched last Thursday for Xbox 360, which features fictional battles between the US Ghosts and Mexican rebels. Keyword there being "fictional." But the Mayor of Juárez (one of the locations featured in the game) isn't impressed.

He said, "Violent video games instill values which are upside down, and these actions are despicable because they attempt to divide the good will of the residents of American and Mexican cities."

Murguía said that GRAW 2 exposes children and teens to ideas that are xenophobic and warlike and that generate violence. He went as far as asking Mexican federal authorities to ban the game from reaching children. On the flipside, El Paso Mayor John Cook said he had no problem with the game.

March 12, 2007


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