Senior Research Associate, David Rosnick traveled last week to New Haven, CT, where he participated in a conference on Venezuela, "The Popular Sectors and the State in Chavez's Venezuela." The conference was held at Yale University where David presented a paper titled, "Illiteracy Revisited: What Ortega and Rodriguez Read in the Household Survey." The paper was a rebuttal to Daniel Ortega and Francisco Rodriguez's argument that they had shown econometrically that the Robinson literacy program likely had no impact on reducing illiteracy in Venezuela.