Cuba is a Country of Readers
"Cuba is the country where people read the most," Cuban Ambassador to Peru Luis Delfin Perez told La Primera newspaper in an extensive interview about the Cuban Book Fair which opened Monday in the Peruvian capital.
Delfin said at the time of the 1959 triumph of the revolution Cuba had a high illiteracy rate, which he said was eradicated in just a few years.
"The Cuban Revolution put an emphasis on reading, valuing the book as a tool of human development," he explained.
The Cuban diplomat said that Peru has a great deal of contact with Cuban literature and that the event, now in its fourth edition, seeks to continue that relationship as well as make Cuban works accessible to Peruvian young people.