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Salman Rushdie expresses concern for the safety of journalists in Mexico

December 3, 2015
Salman Rushdie was one of the highest profile guests at the 2015 International Book Fair in Guadalajara.

Salman Rushdie was one of the highest profile guests at the 2015 International Book Fair in Guadalajara.

British-Indian author Salman Rushdie reiterated his concern over the dangers that Mexican journalists face during his appearance at the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) this week.

The author of the polemic novel The Satanic Verses, Rushdie was one of the most high profile speakers from the United Kingdom, this year’s special guest country, at the FIL, the world’s second largest literature festival.

Speaking in a packed auditorium at the Expo Guadalajara convention center on Sunday, Rushdie expressed concern over the number of disappearances, threats and attacks against Mexican journalists.

In a speech that also addressed recent atrocities committed by ISIS and Donald Trump’s “completely stupid and inexplicable” behavior, Rushdie reflected, “there’s a battle between right and wrong, tyranny and liberty, intolerance and respect … a battle that’s been fought throughout the history of humanity.”

Click here to read this article in full at Latin Correspondent.

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