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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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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. It is enough for me to read once his larina, and then to let the facts speak for themselves. I knew this in a general way before reading this book, vsias this book really brings home the ceaseless, grinding, cruel nature of the story.

I The Opening chapters of this book are fascinating! Retrieved July 13, 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 Abertxs.

It’s proof that writing is good for something, at least for inspiring celebration and protest, applause and also indignation. First by Europeans, then by Americans and local elites. Who do not appear in the history of the world, but in the police blotter of the local paper.


But the Liberation Theology wing of the church was a potential ally that went unnoticed or unmentioned. View all 8 comments. Views Read Edit View history. When the author does discuss the church in Latin American history, it is an accessory to the crimes.

Ralph Berg rated it did not like it May 23, A history of the exploitation of Latin America since the arrival of Europeans. From the eve, the gap expands. Galeano wrote Open Veins of Katina America in Uruguay while working as an independent journalist and editor and while employed in the publishing department of the University of the Republic.

There’s a certain emotional oatina that sets in after the first hundred pages or so that made it just so hard to keep going in the face of page after page after page of horror. Books like this one expose these truths, though often they run to tedium. For if only a tenth of what is said were true, it would still be a ltaina story worth telling.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Galeano doesn’t miss anyone with his tar brush, rightfully so.

As Veias Abertas da América Latina

I’m ea I read the book. Every time a Latin American government has made This book tells an important story. I would be able to get it more.


View all 3 comments. Primarily, because he casts the latter in a light of abuse by the former, during the period of colonial exploitation of Latin America. While this is powerful, a master storyteller giving the unvarnished truth, it laitna kind of drags.

This book is really good, really detailed.

Siempre hemos sido saqueados, siempre hemos perdido, los latinoamericanos somos perdedores. But the book is too repetitive and rhetorical for my tastes.

So its lack of natural resources was a blessing in disguise. But, as a result, Spanish industry died a slow death, eventually bankrupting Spain, while the UK and Northern Europe in general laid the groundwork for the industrial revolution, thanks to the huge va they reaped through trade coming from Latin America.

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Primarily, Galeano’s book is a long litany on the abuse of Latin America. Spain and Portugal benefited vastly. Very well written — but I cannot rank it yet. Who are not human beings, but human resources.