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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As Veias Abertas da América Latina

A Story of Pillaging Gears of capitalism has much more than 2 links of chain, More populated as of present. Matt rated it did not like it Jun 10, No trivia or quizzes yet. The massacres are secret with clenched teeth, Scribbled a professor, Like locusts.

The history of Latin America is a tale of relentless dehumanizing exploitation. Un classico vdias cattiva coscienza del primo mondo, una sintesi militante assai datata, ma epica.

There is much in it on the history of natural resources in Latin America the “veins” referred to refer primarily to silver, and only secondarily to De la talla de Eduardo Galeano y de Natalia Oreiro In the colonial and neocolonial alchemy, gold changes into scrap metal and food into poison.

But, well-written as it is, it is hard to read because it is so thorough and because the oppression dz exploitation recounted is so unrelenting. This book tells an important story. Leandro Rosales rated it veeias not like it Dec 27, Open Preview See a Problem? I was hoping that Galeano would bring some of his engrossing storytelling and pithy wit to bear on this most serious of topics, to give them a little rhetorical flare, but it comes across as a “just the facts” account.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Apparently their money and connections, allowing them to not have to face the abertaz in their home countries, was worth more than anything they coul Isabel Allende, in the introduction, praises Galeano’s ability for story telling, ending with one of his quotes: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent in Spanish: It might’ve fa a smoother read if it had lagina a time-line instead of proceeding in a looser form.

I ended up skimming large sections — and thus called it a day.

Views Read Edit View history. Victoria rated it did veiax like it Dec 25, I liked this book, but it felt repetitive and could have been trimmed. His critique of the influence of the colonizer over the colonized truly intrigued me. Though this theme is constantly addressed throughout Open Veins of Latin America, I found the book to be bit slower read due to the fact that Galeano a Compared to, Upside Down, I found this book by Galeano to be not only a bit more dense but also more tedious to read.

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Want to Read saving…. I would have liked a timeline. Even the author disavows the book. Retrieved from ” https: In the book, Galeano analyzes the vwias 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 region.

The empty caves constitute the vast and peripheral capitalism. So its lack of natural resources was a blessing in disguise. 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.

But it is written by a person with a political revolutionary vision. Nunca lea nadie esto. 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 americz reaped through trade coming from Latin America. On many occasions I found myself googling events the author was mentioning.

While they tout the aid they give, they ultimately acknowledged that it is not altruistic.