Open Veins of Latin America

Subtitle:
Five centuries of the pillage of a continent
Authors:
Eduardo Galeano
Rating:
4/5
Pages:
285
Year:
1973

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2019-08-31 2019-12-29 San Francisco, Buenos Aires 121

review

Good book by a kind person. Galeano tried to tell the story. And I understand all the suffering Latin American countries had over the centuries.

However. There is one big “however.” I am coming from Eastern Europe. Galeano, in 1970, was pro-Soviet Union. I checked GDP for Ukraine and Argentina in 1991. Just after the collapse of the USSR. The difference is huge. Almost all countries of Latin America have higher GDP per capita. Argentine GDP is six times higher now than the Ukrainian one (population is the same)! So I don’t know. Of course, Latin America could be way better. But Eastern Europe was screwed over way harder!