Eduardo Galeano

Uruguayan left-wing writer

Eduardo Hughes Galeano (3 September 1940 – 13 April 2015) was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. His best-known works are Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America, 1971) and Memoria del fuego (Memory of Fire Trilogy, 1982–6).

Eduardo Galeano
Eduardo Galeano in 2012
Eduardo Galeano in 2012
BornEduardo Germán María Hughes Galeano
(1940-09-03)3 September 1940
Montevideo, Uruguay
Died13 April 2015(2015-04-13) (aged 74)
Montevideo, Uruguay
OccupationWriter, journalist
Period20th century
SpouseHelena Villagra

Galeano died in Montevideo, Uruguay from lung cancer, aged 74."[1][2]


  1. "Writer Eduardo Galeano dies". 13 April 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. "Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan Voice of Anti-Capitalism, Is Dead at 74". The New York Retrieved April 14, 2015.

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