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CARACAS (Reuters) Venezuela government has published dozens of new textbooks that glorify late president Hugo Chavez and belittle his adversaries, infuriating opposition critics who call them part of a campaign to indoctrinate school children.

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And they are generally dismissive of the traditional political parties that are the forebears of today opposition movement, using the two administrations that preceded Chavez in power as examples to define the term decline. They insist the bigger issue is the increase in the number of children in school while Chavez was canada goose factory sale in office.

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Some have erroneously claimed that the books say Bolivar, Venezuela founding father and Chavez hero, had a Cuban wet nurse. Other have insisted some books include the words are good.

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Officials say the debate over education should focus on the expanded access to education during the Chavez era including an 16 percentage point increase in school enrollment.

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