Sunday, April 26, 2009

Americas Summit: Venezuela's dictator Hugo Chavez affably gives Obama a book by Eduardo Galleano

Eduardo Galleano's Open Veins of Latin America (translated from the Spanish) is a historical interpretation of the presumed underdevelopment and oppression of Latin America by the gringos and gringas to the North, and those in the Latinos' very midst--particularly, in recent eras, the United States of America.

You know, those "blue-eyes," whom Prez Lula of Brazil likes to say, are a stampede of in-flying accountants, descending on his country's national financial policies to examine and poke holes (in Lula's accounting books, perhaps), mostly as enforcers for the International Monetary Fund (USA) and the World Bank (Europe).

What does the president to president gift-giving and gift-receiving between Hugo Chavez and Barack Obama mean?

One answer is the review of Galleano's book by Alvaro Vargas Llosa. Re-gift, Please! (Ap?2k6)

-- Politicarp

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