Skip to comments.Argentina Bans Book Imports due to ‘Human Health Concerns’
Posted on 03/30/2012 1:33:31 PM PDT by C19fan
The Argentine government has severely restricted the importation of books due to human health concerns [in Spanish]. Thats right. According to the government, it can be dangerous to page through a book that has high lead quantities in its ink. If you put you finger in your mouth after paging through a book, that can be dangerous, said Juan Carlos Sacco, the vice-president of an industrialist organization that supports the measure.
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This has everything to do with Kirchner spoiling for another invasion of the Falkland Islands. Investment fled the country because of the spectre of war and then Kirchner doubled-down and went crazy seizing private assets based on the model of Hungary and the Czech Republic.
Her zero-balance trade policy can only last so long and then it will collapse as inflation hits Argentina and she imposes artificial price controls.
What’s painfully funny in this is that a confrontation with the UK becomes just as inevitable as it was in 1982 as economic pressures force the government to try to distract people with a war.
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Argentina has banned imports of a lot of things and given domestic companies protectionism. It’s not working out too well apparently. Sure some politically connected local companies are allowed to import and rebrand foreign products but a lot of expensive shoddy “reproductions” and crap are sold.
I’ll give you odds that Christian books and Bibles will be put under extreme scrutiny and bios of Che, Fidel and Mao will be waived on in with not even a glance.
Although the fun in Argentina has been going on for decades, the real fun hasn’t really started. With our own recent decades of European Cavalier culture influence, we’re in the process of entering such times, too. Empire, communism—same thing.
I don't do that.
No war this time — the ARgentine military is in utter shambles — budget cuts over the past few decades means that most of their tanks don’t work, their aircraft are hazards only to their pilots and their navy is barely floating.