Sunday, August 09, 2009

Venezuela's Salvation (Book) Army

"In Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez has launched a "Revolutionary Reading Plan." Extending his book club urges, Chavez has given away thousands of free books and sent "book squadrons" around the country to urge citizens to read.

According to the BBC, the Venezuelan government has handed out thousands of free books, including "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes and "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo, encouraging citizens to read to improve the country. Eager readers lined up in the capital city for "hundreds of meters" to get their free copies of the Hugo classic.

Here's more from the article: "[A] key part of the Reading Plan are thousands of 'book squadrons' ... Each squadron wears a different colour to identify their type of book. For example, the red team promotes autobiographies while the black team discusses books on 'militant resistance.'" (Via Book Bench)"

Via Jason Boog on Galleycat<

1 comment:

  1. Mont Blanc, also famous for its pen and accessories is a must visit. This is the only such boutique in replica watches or this region besides its Singapore branch. The famous rolex replica sale originated form Sonvilier, in the Swiss Jura or better known as Chopard is also situated next to these stores. I wonder if Chopard Mille Miglia Classic, my personal favourite of replica watches sale was on display. I did not have much time at that particular hour to replica watches into all these boutique. It will be included in my next visit. But from what i see on the window display, the offer was more towards catering ladies watches segment. In the rolex replica also there is this Watatime boutique where you can find most of the authentic watches such as Omega, Ebel and Longines watches which has high market demand. The fake rolex sale is also situated near these luxury boutique but on a different floor.

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