For many years the Government of Mexico did not allow religious organizations to own property. Any property used by a religious organization was confiscated by the government. This law changed in the mid 1990's. The 95 Yearbook briefly mentions this.
Because of this law, the Governing Body had instructed the branch in Mexico that they be registered as a "cultural society" and NOT A RELIGION. The congregations were called companies. Singing, praying at meetings and using the bible at the door to to ministry was NOT ALLOWED BY THE GOVERNING BODY! It was not the Mexican government that banned those activities, it was the Governing Body as they knew that if they sang, prayed and used the bible in the ministry the property would belong to the government as a result of being a religious institution.
The point I'm making is this:
01.) The Governing Body has for many years lied to governments and looks for loopholes in order to protect their a$$ets.
02.) They are willing to sacrifice prayers, singing to God and using the bible in order to protect their assets. How can they have the nerve to tell rank and file members to be courageous and honest when they will sell out their worship of god?
03.) The Governing body thinks the members are stupid and will not catch on to what their doing. Even to this day, many JW's in Mexico claim it was Satan and his persecution for the reason why they couldn't sing or pray or call themselves a religion. They don't realize that all those activities were indeed allowed but the Governing Body preferred to protect their a$$ets instead of worshipping god and being registered properly as a religion instead of a cultural society.
Lying to the public, authorities, courts and even their own members has become a common practice for the JW cult leaders.