World in View: Eduardo Galeano, 1940-2015

May 7, 2015

From the May-June 2015 issue of News & Letters

“When it is genuine, when it is born of the need to speak, no one can stop the human voice. When denied a mouth, it speaks with the hands or the eyes, or the pores, or anything at all.”galeano 1

The indignados (outraged) of Latin America and the world have lost a human voice of towering creativity. Eduardo Galeano has died.

He spoke with his pen—writer, journalist, essayist, historian—a profound wordsmith. His Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent captured the pain and sorrow of the people of the continent; his many volumes of stories, poems and phrases, expressed the spirit and laughter of its masses.

Eugene Walker

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