JULY 3, 2014
MEXICO CITY—Jehovah’s Witnesses were among 150 publishing houses sharing in the first Expo Publica Book Fair, coordinated by the National Chamber for the Mexican Publishing Industry (CANIEM). The expo, held at the World Trade Center in Mexico City from April 25 to May 4, 2014, marked the 50th anniversary of CANIEM. Approximately 20,000 people attended the event.
The Witnesses showcased their wide variety of Bible-based books, magazines, and videos. They also featured their official website, www.jw.org, where downloadable versions of their publications are available in over 650 languages. Visitors selected more than 1,600 pieces of literature from the Witnesses, and some requested a personal visit in their home. As is standard practice for Jehovah’s Witnesses, all of the literature as well as their in-home Bible study arrangement was made available to expo attendees free of charge.
Gamaliel Camarillo, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Mexico, states: “We were pleased that so many people approached our stand at the expo, expressing interest in the Bible and our website, jw.org. We consider it a public service to make these practical resources freely available to busy people at their request. For us, our participation in the expo was a huge success.”
International: J. R. Brown, Office of Public Information, tel. +1 718 560 5000
Mexico: Gamaliel Camarillo, tel. +52 555 133 3048