Mexico lit fest moves online to protest journalist killings

February 7, 2015 4:11 AM

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A popular literary festival is abandoning its venue in Mexico's Veracruz state this year due to protests over the killings and disappearances of more than a dozen journalists in recent years, organizers said Friday.

In a public letter to the state tourism secretary that was also reproduced on its website, the Hay Festival announced that the October event will take place online instead of in the city of Xalapa.

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