Carlos Fuentes and Octavio Paz on the Metro

Although Mexico City has a literacy rate of ninety percent — one of the highest in Latin America — many people who live there cannot afford to buy books. So, sponsored by Mexico City’s culture department, volunteers are handing out books of short stories to people riding the subway. Despite the city’s high crime rate, around seventy percent of the books are returned when the passengers disembark.


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