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Chavez picks Lenin for Obama

Sat., May 30, 2009, midnight

CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez says he has a new book for President Barack Obama: “What is to be Done?” by communist Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Soviet state.

Chavez says he’ll “give it to Obama at the next meeting.”

Chavez gave Obama a copy of “Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent” by Eduardo Galeano at an April summit.

The book jumped the next day to the No. 2 seller on Amazon.com.

Chavez spoke Friday on an anniversary edition of his “Hello President” TV show.


 

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