Chile: New constitution sells “like water”

In just one month, "LOM Publishing" sold 70,000 copies of the new constitution. Although Chileans can download the text online for free, they prefer the printed version.

In Chile, the text of the new constitution is selling "like water." A little more than a month before the referendum "for" or "against" the new constitution, many Chileans are looking for the "little blue book" and its 388 legal articles.

As a result, publishers are reprinting the text by the hundreds, much to the delight of street vendors. Manuel offers the new constitution at a price of about US$2 . . .

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