Jun 25, 2013 @ 12:37:00 am
Newly released intelligence documents reveal that the FBI and State Department monitored renowned Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes for more than two decades because of his friendship with Fidel Castro, and denied him entry to the U.S. on at least two occasions.
To help support local bookstores, French culture minister Aurelie Filippetti has proposed banning Amazon from offering free shipping and large discounts in France. While Amazon makes enough to be able to afford to lose money on free shipping, competitors have complained that because of their deals, “the competition is unfair.... No other book retailer, whether a small or large book or even a chain, can allow itself to lose that much money.” French law currently prohibits booksellers from discounting books more than five percent below the publisher’s price.
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