PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • Honey: When Cruz does an interview,. he handles himself very well and he would do just as well in debates. He didn’t win so many...

  • asombra: Alberto, your translation was fine. It’s a matter of nuance which doesn’t really translate. The point is that the...

  • asombra: If Ortega were sharper and more cunning, as opposed to a second-rate and relatively clumsy stooge, he’d feign a sober,...

  • Alberto de la Cruz: Asombra, that was the best translation I could come up with in my quick and dirty translation. If you have a better...

  • asombra: The actual wording he used was “la gusanera de Miami,” which is worse. He doesn’t even have the minimal...

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

Author of left-wing bible for Latin America, ‘Open Veins,’ admits his 1971 book is garbage

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QmeDfsLa6zo/T1IA4OwSHXI/AAAAAAAAGFg/nK95ya4eXc0/s1600/100127_obama_chavez_ap_392_regular.jpg

You may recall that back in 2009, deceased Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez gave president Obama a copy of  Galeano's “The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent” to the consternation of some and the glee of many.

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Eduardo Galeano Repents, Will His Adherents Follow Suit?

Galeano's “The Open Veins of Latin America” is a favorite among the region's radicals and anti-U.S. agitators. Its thesis is that all of Latin America's modern-day problems are due to U.S. "exploitation."“That traditional leftist-style prose is awful," Galeano repents today.

He also admitted that he wrote it "without properly knowing enough about economics and politics."

Galeano's comments came at the II Bienal in Brazil, an international book fair held in Brasilia.

At the 5th Summit of the Americas in 2009, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez orchestrated a highly-publicized encounter, where he famously cornered U.S. President Barack Obama and handed him a copy of "The Open Veins of Latin America."

The Open Veins of Latin America” has also been a favorite of U.S. college professors and -- thus -- formed the thinking of Latin Americanists in media, academia and government for decades.

Will Galeano's stunning confession make them pause?

1 comment to Author of left-wing bible for Latin America, ‘Open Veins,’ admits his 1971 book is garbage