- The award-winning journalist and author died on Monday in Montevideo, El Pais reported. He was 74.
- Part 1: Eduardo Galeano on Haiti
- Part 2: 10 Eduardo Galeano Quotes In Honor of His Memory
Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
Part 1: Eduardo Galeano on Haiti
The history of the abuse of Haiti, which in our lifetime has become a tragedy, is also the story of Western civilization’s racism
Kim Ives, Haïti Liberté / Global Research
Influential Uruguayan writer and journalist Eduardo Galeano
April 16, 2015 | On Apr. 13, 2015, the influential Uruguayan writer and journalist Eduardo Galeano, 74, died of lung cancer in Montevideo. He wrote over 30 books, including the seminal “Open Veins of Latin America” (1971) and the“Memory of Fire” trilogy, composed of “Genesis” (1982), “Faces and Masks” (1984), and “Century of the Wind” (1986).
Haiti was a regular theme in Galeano’s work, and he wrote an exceptional speech, “Haiti, Occupied Country,” which he delivered at Uruguay’s National Library in Montevideo on Sep. 27, 2011.
This week, we present a few excerpts of Galeano’s writings on Haiti.
Kim Ives is an editor with Haïti Liberté newsweekly, the host of a weekly Haiti show on WBAI-FM, and a filmmaker who has helped produce several documentaries about Haiti.
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Part 2: 10 Eduardo Galeano Quotations In Honor of His Memory
In honor of the author’s memory, Huffington Post gathered 10 quotations that will inspire you to view human history and the written word in a different light.
Carolina Moreno, Huffington Post
April 13, 2015 | Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano will be best remembered for his 1971 cri de coeur “Open Veins Of Latin America,” in which he analyzed the effects of colonialism and imperialism in the region during the last 500 years.
The award-winning journalist and author died on Monday in Montevideo, El Pais reported. He was 74.
Galeano’s anti-imperialist work was published just two years before separate right-wing military dictatorships took hold of Uruguay and Chile, later followed by Argentina. “Open Veins” was banned in all three countries for over a decade, and its author was arrested and exiled from his native Uruguay.
Carolina Moreno: Editor, Latino Voices at Huffington Post.
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