The Chavez Effect

According to this post by Jake Tapper of ABC News, just after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave Barack Obama a copy of Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent by Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano yesterday, the book’s Amazon sales rank was 54,295.

Before I went to bed last night it hit No. 17; it’s now sitting pretty at No. 5.

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