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New Venezuela textbook raises concerns

Move seen by many parents and students as government propaganda to glorify former President Hugo Chavez.

Last updated: 11 Jun 2014 05:35
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Millions of schoolchildren in Venezuela have been given a new history book to read. However, for many parents and students, it is nothing more than propaganda to glorify Hugo Chavez, the South American country's former president.

They believe that the introduction of the textbook, among other practices, is demonstrating the government's grip on the educational system.

Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from the capital Caracas.

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