Business Leaders Crack Down on Piracy

From Associated Press

Mexican business leaders angry at competition from stolen, counterfeit and smuggled goods launched a campaign to stamp out the vast informal economy.

Heads of several major business chambers joined politicians and anti-piracy activists in announcing an Alliance for a Legal Mexico, calling for the government to push millions of Mexicans into the legal, taxpaying sector.

Roberto Castaneda Franco, president of the Alliance Against Piracy, said illegal businesses were estimated to account for as much as 25% of Mexico’s gross domestic product.