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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vfias Dora Rodriguez rated it did not like it Feb 14, If not the Europeans, the Americans are exploiting Latin America. In American public school we’re taught that the Monroe Doctrine is almost an act of gallantry–a clarion call to the privative n I took a class in college titled something like “U. Como puntos positivos, el autor presenta una mirada diferente al desarrollo economico o la falta de el de America Latina.

Primarily, because he casts the latter in a light of abuse by the former, during the period of colonial exploitation of Latin America.

This is apparently a very influential work in South 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 Perhaps, Galeano’s primary achievement was to unlock an obfuscated history of the Latin American continent.

Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met. Abergas to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s supposedly a history but I would not call it that since Galeano clearly has an agenda. Writing in dq, when most colonies had just received independence, and 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.

As Veias Abertas da América Latina

I’m glad I read the book. But it is written by a person with a political revolutionary vision. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Victoria rated it did not like it Dec 25, 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 profits they reaped through trade coming from Latin America.


Though some Europeans immensely profited, the common European did not. Who are not, but could be. Ralph Berg rated it did not like it May 23, This book can be enjoyed and understood better if one has a good knowledge of Latin American history.

Tomas Rugel rated it did not like it Oct 12, Galeano tries to convey several ideas and that can be a bit difficult to sum up.

He said, “It took four years of researching and collecting the information I needed, and some 90 nights to write the book”. Although Latin American countries gradually gained their independence this ideology remained deeply rooted with their leading class.

Like many other people, I discovered this book when Hugo Chavez gave it as a present to Barack Obama. It goes into much detail of the exploitation and enslavement of the indigenous peoples of south and central America. Galeano escribe sin la menor idea de donde se genera la riqueza, escribe con odio al yanqui opresor.

No trivia or quizzes yet. But, as we all know, that story is a bit too cute and oversimplified.

In American public school we’re taught that the Monroe Doctrine is almost an act of gallantry–a clarion call ameriica the privative nations of Old Europe that meddling in the affairs of free people is a thing that would no longer be countenanced by the United States, the first nation to break those shackles. Who don’t create art, but handicrafts. 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.


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Who do not have faces, but arms. No es una revision desapasionada de algunos episodios de la historia latinoamericana de los ultimos anios. It’s sad that abetras takes it seriously today. This book is really about the world. Good luck doesn’t even fall in a fine drizzle, no matter how hard the nobodies summon it, even if their left hand is tickling, or if they begin the new day amfrica their right foot, or start the new year with a change of brooms.

Realmente vale la pena leerlo. Refresh and try again.

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I hope to learn more about these forgotten people of Latin America. Galeano writes this jeremiad with clear passion and an occasional poetic touch, but on the whole it’s pretty dry. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page.

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. Evan Lemire No that’s a hit piece and was taken way out of context. Es mas bien un libro medianamente visceral, escrito con las tripas. But, well-written as it is, it is hard to read because it is so thorough and because the oppression and exploitation recounted is so unrelenting.

There were many words I still didn’t know or had to brush up on so I wbertas a “Found Poem”. Who don’t speak languages, but dialects.

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