Venezuelans Celebrate Chavez With A Focus On His Handwriting

Jul 29, 2014
Originally published on July 29, 2014 7:35 am
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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Venezuela is honoring the 60th anniversary of the birth of its late leader, Hugo Chavez. Super dedicated Chavistas are commemorating his handwriting - mostly in caps and socialist red. The handwriting is familiar to Venezuelans. Chavez spent hours on national TV writing and drawing to explain his policies. Now it's a computer font, Chavez Pro. The economy is in shambles - so good that the font can be downloaded for free. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.