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Chile: The Role of Municipalities in Promoting Reading

Enzo Abbagliati in his blog Cadaunadas [es] asks, “What is the relationship between promoting reading in Chile and municipal elections?” He says that two main tools that impact what and how much Chileans read depend on Municipalities: public libraries and municipal schools. Enzo asked three candidates for mayor of Providencia (a municipality in Santiago) to answer some questions regarding the commune's public library system for World Book Day. Candidate Javier Insulza [es] emailed his answers, while candidate Cristóbal Bellolio assured Enzo that promoting reading is one of his 10 priorities, but had not had the time to answer his questions.

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