California: Los Angeles Mayor Leads Cultural Delegation to Mexico
The Daily Breeze, 11/27/09
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa visited Mexico on November 27–30, leading a delegation to Guadalajara for its International Book Fair and a speaking engagement in Mexico City. Villaraigosa lead more than 450 authors, artists, filmmakers, and musicians to Guadalajara for its International Book Fair, where Los Angeles was the guest of honor. Villaraigosa joined the artists in illustrating the best of Los Angeles in more than 100 exhibitions, performances, films, readings, and lectures, an aide said. Before departing, Villaraigosa said, "For nine days, Los Angeles will expose its vibrant literature, film, dance, and theater in one of the largest celebrations of art in the world. At a time when tourism is such a vital component of our economy, this delegation will work to promote and sell the culture of L.A. to the world."