Revolutionary Bookworm: Hugo Chávez on Reading

Favorite authors include Victor Hugo, with “Les Misérables” at the top of his must-read list, with its description of passion amid revolutionary barricades. At the swearing-in of ministers for nutrition and the people’s economy, Mr. Chávez recited a passage from the introduction about the need to stamp out ignorance and poverty. Read more about literacy and the revolutionary leader’s favorite reading list at: The New York Times


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