[Marxism] Eduardo Galeano

michael yates mikedjyates at msn.com
Mon Apr 13 11:43:23 MDT 2015


This is the statement Monthly Review Press sent to the Uruguayan newspaper, El País, mourning the death of Eduardo Galeano:

"Along with all people who struggle for democracy and an end to oppression, Monthly Review Press mourns the death of Eduardo Galeano. We are extraordinarily proud to be the English language publisher of his masterwork Open Veins of Latin America, as well as his critically acclaimed Days of Love and War. More than any other book, Open Veins awakened the world to the true history of Latin America, one of both extreme exploitation by the imperial powers and heroic struggle against it. That this passionate plea for justice was banned in Uruguay, the country of Galeano's birth, as well as in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil,  during the dark days of dictatorship in the 1970s, is proof of its power to inspire. Perhaps Isabel Allende expressed it best in her foreword to the 1997 edition of Open Veins where she wrote, "after the military coup of 1973 I could not take much with me: some clothes, family pictures, a small bag of dirt from my garden, and two books: an old edition of the Odes by Pablo Neruda and the book with the yellow cover, Las venas abiertas de América Latina". All of us at Monthly Review offer our deepest condolences to Eduardo Galeano's family. Through his works and generous spirit, he will live forever." 		 	   		  


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