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Print books locally, says Argentine president

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A man reads a biography of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner next to a table with politicians' biographies on Sept. 1, 2010.

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Juan Mabromata

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner called for printing more books locally and decreasing book imports.

“I want most of books read by Argentines to be printed in Argentina,” said the president, reports the Buenos Aires Herald.

“It’s an embarrassment that 78 percent of the books we read are printed abroad.” 

She said the Ministry of Education would introduce a bill that would require of all its books to be Argentine-made.

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