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Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent Chapter Summary & Analysis - he Invisible Sources of Power Summary

Eduardo Galeano
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he Invisible Sources of Power Summary and Analysis

As Lungs Need Air, So the US Economy Needs Latin American Minerals

The success of the greatest democracy on earth, the United States, relied on Latin America for natural resources and minerals. Petroleum continues to be the world's main energy source. Airplanes cannot be made without the bauxite necessary to produce aluminum. Copper is necessary to make the ammunition the military must have. These materials and others necessary to meet the challenge of industrial growth had become almost non-existent in the US. The US had to turn southward for its resources.

By-Products of the Subsoil: Coup d'etat, Revolutions, Spy Dramas, etc.

Brazil's vast iron resources were handed over to the Hanna Mining Company and handed their manganese over to Bethlehem Steel. The Brazilian government foolishly provided a tax free exempt for every $88 out of $100 Bethlehem invests in...

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