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Cuban Yes I Can, Yo si puedo, Program Helps 3.2 Million
He said Cuba will seek support from UNESCO and the like to boost proficient literacy programs at the Ibero-American Literacy Congress, to run from Jun 9-12 at Havana's Convention Center with some 1,000 guests from 30 countries.

Parallel to the Congress will run a meeting of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas where Nicaragua and Dominica will explain how they will become free of illiteracy by late 2009.

Bolivia, also a member of ALBA, with Cuban and Venezuelan aid, will be declared illiteracy-free later this year.

Cesar Torres, rector of the Latin American and Caribbean Pedagogical Institute, said they already received 600 papers but they have arranged so that all guests will be able expose their experience.

Cuba was chosen to host this congress in recognition for its help to wipe out the scourge affecting over 774 million people in the world, including 34 million Ibero-Americans.


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