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Eduardo Galeano

In Guatemala, Victims Commemorate the Third Anniversary of the Genocide Verdict

Jo-Marie Burt | Posted 05.19.2016 | World
Jo-Marie Burt

The revered Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano wrote these words a few months after the events he alludes to: On May 10, 2013, 30 years after the crimes were committed, former dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt was convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity against the Maya Ixil population and sentenced to 80 years is prison.

23 Books By Latinos That Might Just Change Your Life

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.19.2015 | Latino Voices

Whether you're looking to find yourself in a book or lose yourself in a story, there's a colorful and magical literary world to explore through the le...

Bringing Back the Dead -- In Memory of Eduardo Galeano

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.27.2016 | Home
Tom Engelhardt

History had a strange way of spilling its secrets to Eduardo Galeano, who died in April, and in his late-in-life masterpiece, Mirrors, a history of humanity in 366 episodes, he took us from our first myths to late last night.

Remembering the Marvelous Uruguayan Writer Eduardo Galeano

Danny Postel | Posted 06.21.2015 | Home
Danny Postel

My heart has been heavy since learning over the weekend of the death of the radical and marvelously lyrical Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, whom I had the enormous pleasure of meeting some 20 years ago.

10 Eduardo Galeano Quotes That Will Change The Way You View Human History

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.13.2015 | Latino Voices

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...

Eduardo Galeano Dead At 74

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz and Roque Planas | Posted 04.13.2015 | Latino Voices

Award-winning Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano and leading leftwing intellectual has died, El Pais reported. He was 74. Galeano was best known...

Artists Across The Internet Imagine The Speech They Wish The Israeli Prime Minister Would Give

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.03.2015 | Arts

"In 1948 and 1976 the United Nations proclaimed long lists of human rights, but the immense majority of humanity enjoys only the rights to see, hear, ...

Storyteller for the Planet: Playing 'the Beautiful Game' on the Page

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.30.2013 | Home
Tom Engelhardt

As a writer you've never felt cowed by categories or hesitated to merge journalism, history, scholarship, and the thrilling feel of fiction, of recreating other worlds so intensely that we seem to inhabit them ourselves.

Hugo Chávez and Victor Hugo

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Norman MacAfee

I knew that Gore had seen the musical of Les Misérables with his sister, who was dying of cancer. I knew that Chávez's favorite book was Les Misérables. So I put the two men together.

The Film También la Lluvia (Even the Rain

Terence Clarke | Posted 05.01.2012 | Entertainment
Terence Clarke

In most of the countries of Central and South America, some version of The Conquest is still going on. A recent dramatic film También la Lluvia (Even the Rain) takes a unique view of this.

The Beautiful Game, a Beautiful Cause: Why I Root for Argentina

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

In a modern world of robotic stratagems, they play with the wicked grace of decades past. Given that success breeds imitators, I would argue that it's in the interest of international soccer to see Argentina take it all the way.

Sales Soar Of Book Chavez Gave Obama

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Just after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave President Obama a present this morning of a book that criticizes the role of the United States in Lat...