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How Guadalajara Became a Reader's Paradise

May 02, 2018

This article is adapted from Americas Quarterly's print issue on Venezuela after Maduro

For book lovers, Guadalajara is the place to be in late November, when some 800,000 writers, publishers and editors descend on the city for the Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL), Latin America’s largest international book fair. Visitors come for the lectures and stay for the nightlife: Publishing houses throw exclusive after-parties at popular local watering holes.

But some worry that the excitement...

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