I read this book in English some time time ago and thought I would try it in Spanish. But I don’t read very quickly in Spanish and had to give up the project after about 60 pages. But whether in English or Spanish, this is a book very much worth reading. It covers the 500 years of colonialist and imperialist looting of South America’s wealth and the attendant oppression of the people. A sad history but one that is important to understand.



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Metadata Info

  • Title: Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina
  • Author: Eduardo Hughes Galeano
  • Published: 1970
  • ISBN: 9876291130
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  • Check out: Seattle library
  • Rating: 4.0 stars