Eduardo Galeano

The magical reality of Eduardo Galeano

Print edition : May 15, 2015

Eduardo Galeano (1940-2015), a 2012 photograph. Photo: Matilde Campodonico/AP

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez handing over a copy of Galeano's "The Open Veins of Latin America" to U.S. President Barack Obama during the Summit of the Americas in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on April 18, 2009. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP

The Uruguayan author’s socialism never lost its heart or its ambitions. It was closely aligned with the dreams of ordinary people to transform this extraordinarily harsh world into something humane.
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