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MAY 22, 2015
MEXICO

Largest Book Fair in the Spanish-Speaking World Hosts Jehovah’s Witnesses

MEXICO CITY—Jehovah’s Witnesses were invited to participate in the Guadalajara International Book Fair, the world’s largest book fair for Spanish-speaking countries and the second largest in the world after the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. The event was held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from November 29 to December 7, 2014, and drew over 760,000 visitors.

Over 4,000 copies of the two-volume set Questions Young People Ask—Answers That Work were distributed to the public.

Alongside some 1,900 publishing houses from 44 countries, Jehovah’s Witnesses participated in the cultural event with a booth featuring the Bible and Bible-related publications, including books addressing the specific needs of families, teenagers, and children.

Gamaliel Camarillo, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Mexico, states, “During the four days that we operated the booth, we had over 10,000 visitors and distributed almost 29,000 pieces of literature, free of charge. However, our goal is to do more than distribute literature. Our magazines and books are designed to highlight the Bible’s practical advice, which benefits millions each day.”

Media Contact(s):

International: J. R. Brown, Office of Public Information, tel. +1 718 560 5000

Mexico: Gamaliel Camarillo, tel. +52 555 133 3048