Venezuela's annual book fair (FILVEN) opened in Caracas between 9 and 18 March, and will now travel on to other states around the country.
Venezuelan Culture Minister Pedro Calzadilla stated that Filven is a representation of the transformation of consciousness among the Venezuelan people.
“In the revolution of consciousness, we’ve advanced enormously, we’ve broken with exclusion. Every day there are more books, more editors, more book fairs and more readers. It’s a cultural achievement of the Venezuelan people boosted by the Bolivarian Revolution,” he said.
Filven 2012 in Caracas brought together 254 national and international publishers.
See Venezuelanalysis' article on the fair.