A last-minute decision by MTV in Mexico not to broadcast an episode of the U.S. cartoon show "South Park" has caused controversy.
The episode portrays Mexico's president as a leader who wastes funds and irritates the international community.
MTV Mexico said it did not get a special permit needed to broadcast an image of Mexico's flag, seen briefly in the same scene as the president. But Mexican "South Park" fans reacted with scepticism to that explanation.
The episode was to have been shown in Spanish on Monday night on MTV's Latin American channel.