As veias abertas da América Latina (Portuguese Edition) by [Galeano, Eduardo]. Kindle App Ad Um livro (infelizmente) atual. A L relança As veias abertas da. 11 abr. Autor disse que “As Veias Abertas da América Latina” foi escrito por um jovem sem conhecer devidamente economia política. Livro: As veias abertas da América Latina – Eduardo Galeano.

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He is long on polemic, and a bit short on solution and on acknowledging the part that Latin America has played in its own misfortunes. So its lack of natural resources was a blessing in disguise. De la talla de Akerica Galeano y de Natalia Oreiro Lists with This Book. But it is written by a person with a political revolutionary vision. The Opening chapters of this book are fascinating! While in North America the settlers wanted to build a new independent society, in South America the main activity was taking resources back to Europe.

As Veias Abertas da América Latina

Retrieved July 13, According to Galeano, these countries had been following the same trend for ages: Human ant hill Deformed by the little companies. The massacres are secret with clenched teeth, Scribbled a professor, Like locusts. 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.

And, his leftist vision clearly coloured his anti-imperialist views, where he casts everything in the light of exploitation; the Europeans are exploiting Latin America. Books like this one expose these truths, though often they run to tedium.

La de Galeano es, ciertamente, una posicion de un hombre de izquierda nuevamente, ni un halago ni una critica, sino una descripcion. Apparently their money and connections, allowing them to not have to face the dictatorships 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: It was a struggle to get to the end but I do feel that I learned important things in the process.


Learned a lot from the book, only complaints deal with the structure. Te abre los ojos. It is called “A Story of Pillaging” and I hope you like it: And, some of the footnotes that are there, were added later, so it’s for example not clear who proclaims that ‘all Soviet-made heavy equipment is of excellent quality, though that is not true of consumer goods produced by its light or medium sized industry’, either way betraying the author’s myopic leftist vision.

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. At times it felt like facts being thrown at me repeatedly with no goal. In American public school we’re taught that the Monroe Doctrine is almost an act of gallantry–a clarion call to 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.

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 Every time a Latin American government has made This book tells an important story. Quotes from As Veias Abertas History of Latin America. A history of the exploitation of Latin America since the arrival of Europeans.

On many occasions I found myself googling events the author was mentioning. Each line has one word that I didn’t “get” in Spanish. I couldn’t even make it to the 20th century. Many of the stories are interesting, but they are interlaced with far too many adjectives, and with passages that add nothing specific.

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While this is powerful, a master storyteller giving the unvarnished truth, it just kind of drags. Who don’t speak languages, but dialects.

However, this was a full consequence of Spain’s conscious behaviour, Spain believing that it could just sit back and enjoy the taxes on trade as spoils of ‘owning’ the continent. The book’s very lightly sourced, putting in question some of Galeano’s conclusions and claims. It’s therefore salient that az Latin America has indeed made a shift to the left over the precious few decades, it also very strongly ad that on the back of capitalist society, the very thing so vehemently denounced by Galeano.

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. The gold turns to rust and the food latins to poison. It is enough for me to read once his outrage, and then to let the facts speak for themselves. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Galeano’s story is very one sided. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The book, written ages ago, is still alive and kicking. Galeano tries to convey several ideas and that can be a bit difficult to sum up. Views Read Edit View history. The Library Journal review stated, “Well written and passionately stated, this is an intellectually honest and valuable study.