Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent was ranked 54,295 on Friday.
Just one day after handing President Obama a copy of the anti-imperialist tome written in 1970 by Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano has shot from being ranked 54,295 on Amazon.com's list of top sellers all the way up to No. 2.
Chávez presented the book – which has inspired generations of Latin American leftists – to Mr. Obama at the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago this weekend.
In response to the book's success on Amazon.com, Chávez jokingly proposed a business partnership with Obama.