Eduardo Hughes Galeano (Spanish pronunciation: ; 3 September 1940 – 13 April 2015) was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist considered, among other things, "global...

Galeano's best-known works are Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America, 1971) and Memoria del...

Eduardo Germán María Hughes Galeano was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. Galeano...

He started his career as a journalist in the early 1960s as editor of Marcha, an influential weekly journal which...

In 1973, a military coup took power in Uruguay; Galeano was imprisoned and later was forced to flee, going into exile in Argentina where he founded the magazine...

At the beginning of 1985 Galeano returned to Montevideo when democratization occurred. Following the victory of Tabaré Vázquez and the Broad...

On 10 February 2007, Galeano underwent a successful operation to treat lung cancer. During an interview with journalist Amy Goodman following Barack Obama's election as President of the United States in November 2008,...

In a May 2009 interview he spoke about his past and recent works, some of which deal with the relationships between...

In April 2014 Galeano gave an interview at the II Bienal Brasil do Livro e da Leitura in which he regretted some aspects of writing Las Venas...

"Fleas dream of buying themselves a dog, and nobodies dream of escaping poverty: that, one magical day, good luck will suddenly rain down on them – will...

Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America), a history of the region from the time of Columbus from a left-wing perspective, is considered one of Galeano's best-known works. An...

Galeano was also an avid fan of football, writing most notably about it in Football in Sun and Shadow (El fútbol a sol y sombra). In a retrospective for...

Galeano died on 13 April 2015 in Montevideo from lung cancer at the age of 74, survived by third...


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