A Mexican comic was pulled from the shelves of a Texas Wal-Mart after a customer complained. The Memin Pinguin first sparked controversy in the US when Mexico issued a postage stamp featuring the character which the White House decreed as offensive.
The global media is lashing out on the Spanish language illustrations which depict the stories of a Cuban-Mexican boy living under conditions of extreme poverty.
The illustrations depict the main character "Memin" with monkey-like features and when he’s bullied at school, the other children call him ‘Negro.’
Even in the age of the internet, over 100,000 issues of Memin Pinguin are sold a week.