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Stanford Report, June 18, 2003

'I am free because of education,' Toledo tells graduates


His escape from grinding poverty and election to his country's highest office was a "statistical error," since millions like him remain mired in poverty, President Alejandro Toledo of Peru told graduating students and visitors at the 112th Commencement. Full Story

Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo is humbled by the applause he received from the crowd gathered in Stanford Staium for the university’s 112th Commencement. Photo: L.A. Cicero


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SLIDESHOW: Commencement 2003

Peruvian leader implores graduates to help fight world poverty

Graduates engage in traditional 'wacky walk'

Ugochi Acholonu and Thea Norment joined undergraduates in a rousing cheer after President John Hennessy granted degrees to members of the Class of 2003 degrees. Photo: L.A. Cicero