Overnight Sensation After Just 36 Years

Obama continues to make bestsellers. In the latest incident, he did so simply by accepting a book as a gift.

As reported in the Guardian, during the Summit of the Americas, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez presented Obama with a copy of Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano, a book that “contends that Latin America has been abused as industrialised nations plundered its natural resources, ranging from gold and silver to cocoa and cotton” and a “classic work in left-wing circles.”

Not only did the English edition rise to #2 in the US Amazon sales rankings, the Spanish edition rose to #288.

Libraries are showing reserve lists.


Open Veins of Latin America:
Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Eduardo Galeano
Price: $18.00
Paperback: 317 pages
Publisher: Monthly Review Press – (1997)
ISBN-10: 0853459916
ISBN-13: 9780853459910


Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina
Eduardo H. Galeano
Price: $36.00
Paperback: 500 pages
Publisher: Siglo XXI Ediciones – (1994-06)
ISBN-10: 9682319005
ISBN-13: 9789682319006

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