As Veias Abertas da América Latina has ratings and reviews. Tucker said: Eduardo Galeano passionately recounts the horrific events of the last. As Veias Abertas da América Latina has ratings and reviews. James said: A history of (the exploitation of) Latin America since the arrival of. As Veias Abertas da América Latina – Eduardo Galeano. likes. Book.

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It’s sad that anyone takes it seriously today. Who are not, but could be.

The United States held itself out as a vekas big brother type in the hemisphere, but really it just used its privileged position and burgeoning might to siphon off what Europe had been doing to line its own coffers since the s. Perhaps, Galeano’s primary achievement was to unlock an obfuscated history of the Latin American continent.

Good book and very thought provoking but would be better if the author wrote in a simpler manner without over complicating concepts. The Library Journal review stated, “Well written and passionately stated, this is an intellectually honest and valuable study.

Apparently their money and connections, allowing them to not have to face the dictatorships in their home countries, was worth more than anything they could have fought for at home. One of the most interesting ideas in the book is that North and South America developed differently because they were colonised by people with different ideologies. Granted, I have the luxury of closing this book and not learning of the terrors my world inflicts on Latin America, which is why I forced myself to finish it.


Writing inwhen ae colonies had just received independence, americx the US secret service was manhandling Latin American politics, Galeano’s overview was an important document, at the time, but feels dated, myopic and tedious, some 45 years later.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. A Found Poem is where abfrtas take the work latinw rearrange it and give new meaning to the text. The author himself has proclaimed his obsession as a writer saying, “I’m a writer obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America above all and above all that of Latin America, intimate land condemned to amnesia. I think it was worth the time. The book’s very lightly sourced, putting in question some of Galeano’s conclusions and claims.

The nobodies, who are not worth the bullet that kills them.

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Como puntos positivos, el autor presenta una mirada diferente al anertas economico o la falta de el de America Latina. Open Preview See a Aamerica On many occasions I found myself googling events the author was mentioning. But good luck doesn’t rain down yesterday, today, tomorrow, or ever.

However, the feudal system which lasted in Eastern Europe until the early years of the 20th century, was little better than what could be found in Latin America.

As Veias Abertas da América Latina

This book tells an important story. It is called “A Story of Pillaging” and I hope you like it: Gabriela Valentina rated it did not like it Dec 29, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Human ant hill Deformed by the little companies.


Who are not human beings, but human resources. North America, while it had a colonial heritage, did not have the natural resources that Latin America had e. Mi desacuerdo con esa postura, y con el giro que Galeano da a, por lo menos, la reforma agraria en el Peru me hacen cuestionar la exactitud de algunos otros hechos descritos por Galeano.

En todo caso, mi mayor critica con el libro es que toma casi trescientas paginas en describir problemas, pero no pude encontrar ninguna sugerencia para solucionarlos To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Tomas Rugel rated it did not like it Oct 12, We may be a bit better than we used to be, but not a lot. En general considero que es un libro interesante por lo que cuenta, porque zmerica un enfoque distinto a la historia, porque hace una defensa de los olvidados Facts are obviously molded for dramatic appeal handpicking specific dates, excerpts from JFK speeches, etc.

Who don’t create art, but handicrafts. And, some of the footnotes that are there, were added later, so it’s for example not clear who proclaims that ‘all Soviet-made heavy equipment is of excellent quality, though that is not true of consumer goods produced by its light or medium sized industry’, either way betraying the author’s myopic leftist vision.

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