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Delegates from 15 Nations to Attend Literature Congress in Havana

Havana, October 9 (RHC)-- Some 300 delegates from 15 nations will attend in Havana the International Reading Congress 2014, from the 22nd to the 26th of October.

Writers, researchers, illustrators, editors and other professionals from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela and the United States, among other Latin American nations will join experts from countries in Europe.

The Congress was convened by the Cuban Committee of the International Organization of Books for Youth, and will be dedicated to the 160th anniversary of the birth of Cuban  National hero Jose Marti.

As a writer, José Martí devoted great attention to the reading needs of children and youth.

The Congress will allow delegates from many countries in the world to take a close look at one of the very few nations in the world that has been able to wipe out illiteracy, as it promotes reading as an important aspect of human development.

Edited by Juan Leandro
David Wade, Ph.D. say:

It is good to see a photo of books. Books have become ridiculously expensive in the USA, and they are disappearing at a fast rate as people become more and more dependent upon their electronic devices. Next to disappear will be libraries. Perhaps Cuba can become the library of the Americas.

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