Wednesday, June 18

Toledo addresses Stanford graduates

Stanford Reporter 'I am free because of education,' Toledo tells graduates: "In his remarks, the 57-year-old Toledo chronicled his journey from the Andean highlands, where he was the eighth of 16 children, to the president's office. Seven of his siblings died before they reached their first birthday, which is typical of the extreme poverty of Latin America, Toledo said. By age 6, the future president was shining shoes and selling newspapers and lottery tickets to help support his family. Toledo, the first in his family to attend high school, came to the United States to study with the help of two American Peace Corps volunteers he met in Peru." Toledo got his biggest applause when he said that he had been in Berkley when "free love was the order of the day." Cheap trick.

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