Introduction
"Gloria Trevi, contra el fallo de al Corte de Justicia de EU,"
La Jornada,
22 June 1992, p. 39. For a foreign overview of Trevi's career and the media
response to her, see Enrique Fernandez, "Gloria Mexicana,"
Village Voice
(New York), 30 March 1993, pp. 69-70.
2
Heriberto Arriaga Garza, "Comision Calificadora de Publicaciones y Revis-
tas Ilustradas," in
Analisis y proyecci6n sectorial del plan nacional de desarrollo,
1989-1994 (Mexico City: Secretaria de Gobernacion, 1990), p. 171. I will be
using several terms-la Comision Calificadora, the censorship commission,
the classifYing commission, the commission - to refer to this organization.
For laws governing la Comision Calificadora, see
Diario Oficial,
II
March
1944 and 12 June 1951.
4 I witnessed this event while doing research at the commission.
Raquel Peguero, "Si Reagan pudo, por que yo no? Trevi,"
La Jornada,
3 Sep-
tember 1993, p. 25·
6 Televisa exemplifies the vertical and horizontal integration of Mexican
media. Trevi records for one of Televisa's subsidiaries, and her calendar and
comic book are printed by another Televisa offshoot. The conglomerate now
appears to own a controlling interest in all but one of the biggest busi-
nesses (the Vargas Dulche family periodical group) that produce comic books
in Mexico. See Karen Fleishman, "Televisa before NAFTA" (paper delivered
at the International Latin American Studies Student Conference, Austin,
Tex., 6 March 1993). For the Televisa group's increasing domination of the
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