Uruguayan Author Eduardo Galeano, Critic Of Capitalism, Dies At 74

April 14, 2015 9:01 AM

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Now let's talk about a man who stood his ground in letters. Colonialism and capitalism were often the targets of satire by Eduardo Galeano. The legendary Uruguayan author was an eloquent critic of American and European imperialism in Latin America. He died on Monday. NPR's Jasmine Garsd looks back on his life and work.

JASMINE GARSD, BYLINE: Galeano once wrote that he was obsessed with remembering, especially when it came to Latin America, which he described as an endearing land condemned to amnesia. His 1971 book, "Open Veins Of Latin America," is a history of struggles with Europe and the U.S. He painted a viole...

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