Buenos Aires, May 3 – The books on the Bolivarian leader Hugo Chavez, about his life, though and works, are the more requested ones for those attending the Venezuelan stand at the Buenos Aires International Book Fair.“Most of them ask for works on President Chavez or look for books written by him”, said to Prensa Latina news agency Douglas Ramones, who is in charge of the Venezuelan stand in the literary event, the biggest of its kind in Latin America.
Ramones said that Venezuela sent near 3,000 books to the Fair, which will be closing on May 13th, mainly related to history, general culture, arts and those dedicated to children.
“Our main objective in Venezuela is to promote reading and take books to every place of the country”, said Ramones.
Among the Venezuelan publishing houses represented at the fair are Biblioteca Ayacucho, Monte Avila Editores, El Perro y la Rabia, Celarg, Casa de los Libros Andres Bello and Vadell Hermanos, he said.
The book fair takes place in the fairground “La Rural”, 25,000 squared kilometers, in the central area of Plaza Italia (Italy Square) in Buenos Aires.
In parallel with the event, the 8th International Festival of Poetry will open on Friday and part of it will be dedicated to the poetic work of the Cuban national hero Jose Marti.
Source: Prensa Latina