Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Oprah of Latin America

If we ever do write a book, we're gonna be sure to send a couple dozen review copies to Hugo Chavez.

Sales Soar of Book Chavez Gave Obama

Just after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave President Obama a present this morning of a book that criticizes the role of the United States in Latin America -- "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent" by Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano -- its Amazon sales rank was No. 54,295.

Just a few minutes ago it was No. 20.

Previously:
Chavez boosts Chomsky book sales

A book by left-wing US author Noam Chomsky has reached a bestsellers' list after Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez praised it at the UN last week.

A speech by Mr Chavez cited Chomsky's 2003 critique of US policy, Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance, as an "excellent book".

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