Hay Festival Abandons Veracruz, Will be Held Online
The Guardian
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February 7, 2015



Mexican journalists protest the murder of their colleague from Veracruz state, Gregorio Jimenez, and other slain journalists. (Marco Ugarte/AP)

A popular literary festival is abandoning its venue in Mexico’s Veracruz state this year due to protest over the killings of journalists. Hay Festival organizers said in a public letter to the state tourism secretary that the October event will be held online instead.

The announcement came in response to a call by hundreds of writers, intellectuals and journalists for the festival not to be held in Veracruz. Many hold authorities responsible for recent killings and disappearances of reporters in a state that is among Mexico’s most afflicted by organized crime.

The latest victim was Moisés Sánchez, an activist and journalist in the town of Medellín de Bravo. Sánchez was kidnapped by armed men in early January, and his decapitated body was found three weeks later in a ravine.

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