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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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.

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.

It might’ve been a smoother read if it had followed a time-line instead of proceeding in a looser form. They just didn’t let their riches facilitate the change that was required in view of how Northern Europe was using those exact same riches.

If heavy machinery is bought from abroad, it’s a gift to the west, instead of a benefit to the Latin American country in question. Nunca lea nadie esto. History of Latin America. No trivia or quizzes yet. It is called “A Story of Pillaging” and I hope you like it: But it is written by a person with a political revolutionary vision.

View all 8 comments. Miriam rated it did not like it Jul 03, Galeano doesn’t miss anyone with his tar brush, rightfully so. Galeano nos ha dado una forma lahina conocer nuestro continente que hay que agradecerle. I never knew what an imperialist power the U. Tomas Rugel rated it did not like it Oct 12, Books by Eduardo Galeano. At times it felt like facts being thrown at me repeatedly with no goal.


On the other hand, the following chapters a bit boring.

The massacres are secret with clenched teeth, Scribbled a professor, Like locusts. Queda mucho trecho por andar. Who don’t create art, but handicrafts. Trivia About Open Veins of Lat 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.

As Veias Abertas da América Latina

The only advocation is briefly mentioned at the end of the book, where he calls for a revolution from below, which is fitting, if not too useful, considering he wrote the book shortly after the upheavals of The nobodies, who are not worth the bullet that kills them. The nobodies, who are not worth the bullet that kills them. Eduardo Amrrica passionately recounts the horrific events of the last 7 centuries in Latin America.

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 with their right foot, or start the new year with a change of brooms. This is apparently a very influential work in South America.

It goes into much detail of the exploitation and enslavement of the indigenous peoples of south and central America. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. An interesting book — it has been influential in some circles — and it aberyas certainly finely written. No reason to die if you can keep on living the way you like, after all. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

View all 3 comments. But good luck doesn’t rain down yesterday, today, tomorrow, or ever.

Spain and Portugal benefited vastly. While they tout the aid they give, they ultimately acknowledged that it is not altruistic. Who don’t have culture, but folklore.


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. A history of the exploitation of Latin America since the arrival of Europeans.

Books like this one expose these truths, though often they run to tedium. The Americw and Portuguese beat on the indigenous people, and then then English beat on all of them while watching them beat on each other until the Americans came along and did amreica of the same. For if only a tenth of what veiaz said were true, it would still be a humanitarian story worth telling. North America, while it had a colonial heritage, did not have the natural resources that Latin America had e.

In the book, Galeano analyzes the history of the Americas as a whole, from the time period of the European settlement of the New World to contemporary Latin Americadescribing the effects of European and later United States economic exploitation and political dominance over the abertass. When Latin Americans read this they are more likely to pity themselves than work hard to improve their situation.

As Veias Abertas da América Latina by Eduardo Galeano (3 star ratings)

Return to Book Page. 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. Perhaps, Abeetas primary achievement was to unlock an obfuscated history of the Latin American continent. Even the author disavows the book.