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    Lightbulb Sales soar of book Hugo Chavez gives Barack Obama

    Sales Soar of Book Chavez Gave Obama

    April 18, 2009 4:49 PM

    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.

    - Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller
    UPDATE: At 4:54 pm EDT - rank is #17.
    UPDATE: At 5:42 pm EST - rank is #14.

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    LOL. Amazing. Sales Rank: #2 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)Popular in these categories: (What's this?)
    #1 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Foreign Language Fiction > Spanish#1 in Books > Business & Investing > Popular Economics#1 in Books > Business & Investing > Economics > Economic Conditions

    LOLing at the knee-jerk anti-Obama/anti-Chavez reactionists rating the book 1 star, as if they've actually read it.

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    It sounds interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aella View Post
    It sounds interesting.
    Actually, it is. I read it years ago and it's not really revolutionary or political. Mostly, it's sad and sweet, people trying to claim an identity inside countries with terrible governments.

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