At the Fifth Summit of the Americas meeting where President Obama met with the leaders of 34 nations of the Americas, President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela gave President Obama a copy of Eduardo Galenao's 1971 book Las venas abiertas de América Latina (translated into English as Open Veins of Latin America). Immediately, sales figures on Amazon.com shot up as people bought the book to read on their own. Have you read this book? do you plan to read it? What do you think of this global "lesson" in light of your own experience or studies of Latin America?