|Open Veins of Latin America
Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
|First published in 1971, Open Veins of Latin America is now a classic; a book that over 35 years has inspired a continent and beyond. At a time when more left-wing governments are coming to power in the region — Hugo Chávez in Venezuela; Evo Morales in Bolivia — it remains a crucial text in understanding the dynamics of exploitation and resistance. Eduardo Galeano is a brilliant story-teller and his book remains essential reading.