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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I knew this in a general way before reading this book, but this book really brings home the ceaseless, grinding, cruel nature of the story. Learned a lot from the book, only complaints deal with the structure.

Galeano writes this jeremiad with clear passion and an occasional poetic touch, but on the whole it’s pretty dry. La de Galeano es, ciertamente, una posicion de un hombre de izquierda nuevamente, ni un halago ni una abertaa, sino una descripcion. Galeano escribe sin la menor idea de donde se genera la riqueza, escribe con odio al yanqui opresor.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Who do not appear in the history of the world, but in the police blotter of the local paper. Es, sin duda, positivo escuchar voces que se desvian de mi propia percepcion por lo menos con algunos hechos puntuales.

History of Latin America. Who don’t have culture, but folklore.

As Veias Abertas da América Latina

It’s also a book of its time the early 70’s and conditions have improved in many of the situations Galeano describes – because of his writings in part. Who do not have names, but numbers. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In an ideal universe we would build constructive partnerships and help this wonderful part of the world that is so rich in culture and natural resources become strong and successful, but maybe we should start by just stopping our destructive meddling for a few years so that they could begin to find their own way.


This book tells an important story. Who don’t create art, but handicrafts. There were many words I still didn’t know or had to brush up on so I made a “Found Poem”.

Here is the full transcript https: I am neither a history buff nor Latino insider, so I discovered quite a bit, even as I concurrently traveled and experienced aspects of the region firsthand. Due to this criticism, when I picked up this book I abertaz mixed feelings about it. Sounds great, but, both Allende and Galeano fled their countries at the onset of dictatorships. While we certainly need books about the ways in which colonialism has wrecked parts of the world, I found the book to be highly unreadable.

Faith rated it did not like it Jun 18, Patina are not human beings, but human resources.

The United States held itself out as a benevolent big brother type in the hemisphere, but really it just used ammerica privileged position and burgeoning might to siphon off what Europe had been doing to line its own coffers since the s. The topic of this book is wildly important.


No trivia or quizzes yet. But, as we all know, that story is a bit too cute and oversimplified. He said, “It took four years of researching and collecting the information I needed, and some 90 nights to write the book”.

Blame for this shameful state of affairs can be handed around to many people, but we in the USA have a heaping helping of it. Como puntos positivos, el autor presenta una mirada diferente al desarrollo economico o la falta de el de America Latina. Richard rated it did not like it Feb 19, Galeano twice, even, after he first moved to Argentina.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. However I started changing my mind when I discovered that Isabel Allende wrote the foreword for the last edition. It’s sad that anyone takes it seriously today.

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Who are not, but could be. I’m glad I read the book. Hay, sin duda, descripciones de hechos historicos que revelan una profunda injusticia y que proponen que, en terminos generales, la riqueza de algunos proviene de la explotacion de otros. Most of the history is new to me.

Gabriela Valentina rated it did not like it Dec 29, I at least appreciated their candor.