Venas abiertas de América Latina

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Siglo Veintiuno Editores, 1973 - Business & Economics - 313 pages
A superbly written, excellently translated, and powerfully persuasive expos? which all students of Latin American and U.S. history must read.--Choice"Well written and passionately stated, this is an intellectually honest and valuable study."--Library Journal"A dazzling barrage of words and ideas."--History

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User Review  - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing

This is a remarkable book. For the United States citizen it is a quick trip through the "other Ameican" history, and not the happy upbeat one usual from North of the Border, where in the end ... Read full review

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Galeano is one of only 2 Uruguayan authors I have read (the other is Onetti). His trilogy Memory of Fire is one of the few non-fiction works that I have regularly recommended. The trilogy is a more or ... Read full review

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Million
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Mankinds Poverty as a Consequence of
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King Sugar and Other Agricultural Monarchs
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Eduardo Galeano, born September 3, 1940, in Montevideo, Uruguay, has had a long and active career as a journalist, historian, and political activist. At the age of 13, he began publishing cartoons for the Uruguayan socialist newspaper El Sol. When he was in his early 30s, Galeano was imprisoned during a right-wing military coup and later forced to flee from Uruguay to Argentina. Later, another coup and several death threats forced him to leave Argentina for Spain where he lived in exile until he was permitted to return to Uruguay in 1984. Days and Nights of Love and War resulted from an open conversation with his own memory as he tried to understand what had really happened in his life. He has written numerous books including Football in Sun and Shadow; Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent; Guatemala: Occupied Country; and The Book of Embraces. In 1989, Galeano won the American Book Award for Memory of Fire.

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