Mexico and the United States have become two of the most popular languages in the world, with the Mexican language the second most popular in the region.
But when Mexico’s government announced that it would start allowing its citizens to access the free encyclopedia, it was met with criticism.
The move has been met with outrage from U.S.-based activists, including a petition launched by the advocacy group Open Mexico, which calls for the government to stop the censorship.
The Mexican government did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the petition.
The petition was launched in the wake of an incident last week in which a local media outlet in Tamaulipas, a city in Mexico’s southwestern state of Oaxaca, reported that police had detained a man, identified as Jose Antonio, who had posted comments on Twitter in support of the illegal drug cartels.
The newspaper also reported that the man had been detained after he allegedly posted threats to a U.N. representative in the state.
A U.K.-based advocacy group, Free Mexico, released a statement on Wednesday calling the detention of Antonio a “stunt,” saying that it was a “clear violation of international law.”
It said that Antonio had “made threats against the United Nations and the president of Mexico,” as well as his own government.
The U.A.E. government said on Thursday that it is monitoring the situation closely.