PACHUCA: A state in Mexico says it wanted to warn people not to greet each other with kisses – not to avoid kissing the mayor of Madrid.
Hidalgo state put up a large billboard with flu prevention measures that featured a man and woman kissing cheeks with a black X-mark across it and the slogan “don’t greet people with kisses”.
The couple was later identified by a Spanish newspaper as Madrid Mayor Albert Ruiz-Gallardon and a political rival. Hidalgo Governor Miguel Angel Osorio said the use of the mayor’s image was unintentional and the company that designed the campaign likely did not check the identities of the people in the photo. – Sapa-AP