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Pressenza brings together reports of Eduardo Galeano’s death from different countries of the Americas in order to pay homage to his life and work.
He was one of the supporters of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, promoted by World Without Wars and Violence, that travelled the world between Oct 2009 and Jan 2010.
His World March entry reads
‘Writer and journalist
Uruguayan writer and journalist. One of the most outstanding representatives of Ibero-American literature. His best known work is The Open Veins of Latin America (1971), an expose of the exploitation of Latin America by foreign powers since the fifteenth century. His books have been translated into many languages. His works transcend orthodox genres, combining documentary, fiction, journalism, political analysis, and history. Galeano himself has denied that he is a historian: “I’m a writer who wants to help rescue the kidnapped memory of all America, but especially Latin America, that scorned and intimate land.” He classifies himself as a journalist who studies globalization and its negative effects.’
“The five main arms producers are the ones in charge of world peace… that’s why we’re in this shape!”