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Paraguay denies arrival of Venezuelan illiteracy experts

Monday, December 22nd 2008 - 20:00 UTC
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Paraguay does not need teachers from other countries to fight illiteracy in the country said on Monday the country's Education and Culture minister Horacio Galeano Perrone, during an interview with a local station in Asunción, the capital.

"We trust the teachers we have and their contraction to the task", said Minister Galeano Perrone who added "we don't need to import teachers" or illiteracy experts. "We have excellent teachers, we have excellent education experts and school headmasters" to contribute to end with illiteracy in Paraguay, underlined the minister. Over the weekend Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez announced that a mission of Bolivarian revolution illiteracy experts would be arriving in Paraguay to instruct local teachers such an art. Chavez announcement followed a formal statement from neighbouring Bolivian president Evo Morales who said that thanks to the help from Venezuela and Cuba and a three year program, the country was free of illiteracy. During the morning interview the Paraguayan minister was questioned about Chavez announcement and Bolivia's statement.

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