This book was recently made famous when Hugo Chavez presented it to Barack Obama at their first meeting. It is an historical analysis of the mechanisms and effects of colonialism and imperialism as they have been employed in Latin America. The mechanisms have changed over the centuries, but the effects have remained: massive transfer of wealth from Latin America to the dominant imperial powers, and misery for the vast majority of people in Latin America.



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  • Title: Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
  • Author: Eduardo Hughes Galeano
  • Published: 1970
  • ISBN: 0853459916
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