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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Good book and very thought provoking but would be better if the author wrote in a simpler manner without over complicating concepts. 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.

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Then smaller count A history of the exploitation of Latin America since the arrival of Europeans. The history of Sbertas America is a tale of relentless dehumanizing exploitation. The author himself has proclaimed his ob Eduardo Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist.

Un classico della cattiva coscienza del primo mondo, una sintesi militante assai datata, ma epica. Maybe it’s because I am not a fan of dense historical books. Es, sin duda, positivo escuchar voces que se desvian de mi propia percepcion por lo menos con algunos hechos puntuales.


Even as I read this book with a grain of salt, I still found it powerful. Tomas Rugel rated it did not like it Oct 12, It’s sad that anyone takes it seriously today. Because of its colonial history, Latin America was sufficiently fragmented that it never developed the unity and scale that would allow it to develop on its own.

Te abre los ojos. I read the English translation. But, only focussing on the negative and praising the indigenous peoples to a fault Galeano could have written a very similar story about every continent.

Very well written — but I cannot rank it yet. And, Galeano’s style reminded me of the more recent anti-European African elite, only seeing problems as coming from outside their own countries with the actors they agitate against in their vision being in total conspiratorial control aas world affairs: Primarily, Sa book is a long litany on the abuse of Latin America. 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 Dora Rodriguez rated it did not like it Feb 14, When I read Upside Down, Galeano’s language fueled me and allowed the book to flow.

This book can be enjoyed and understood better if one has a good knowledge of Latin American history. 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. Sounds great, but, both Allende and Galeano fled their countries at the onset of dictatorships. It goes into much detail of the exploitation and enslavement of the indigenous peoples of south and central America.


Retrieved from ” https: Algunos puntos con los que no puedo estar de acuerdo con Galeano incluyen su defensa del regimen de Castro y su opinion positiva de la reforma agraria del Peru en los 70’s. I’m glad I read the book. In the foreword to the edition, Isabel Allende stated that “after the military coup of I could not take much with me: View all 3 vrias.

Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent in Spanish: Thanks for telling us about the problem. En general considero que es un libro interesante por lo que cuenta, porque da un enfoque distinto a la historia, porque hace una defensa de los olvidados Due to this criticism, when I picked up this book I had mixed feelings about it.

As Veias Abertas da América Latina

Mar 29, Carlos H. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But it is written by a person with a political revolutionary vision. De la talla ad Eduardo Galeano y de Natalia Oreiro