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Argentina's leader unveils new 100-peso Evita note

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -

Argentina's iconic former first lady Evita Peron has been honored in song, in film and currently on Broadway. Now her face will grace the nation's currency.

President Cristina Fernandez revealed the new 100-peso note Wednesday night on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the death of Evita Peron. She's the first woman to appear on any Argentine coin or banknote.

Fernandez says her image replaces that of Julio Argentino Roca, a 19th century president.

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