Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent Setting & Symbolism

Eduardo Galeano
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Venezuela

Venezuela was colonized by Spain in the early 1500s. It was found to have the largest reserve of petroleum in Latin America.

Nicaragua

The Central American country was invaded in mid-nineteenth century by American William Walker who ultimately declared himself President of Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras.

Peru

The Peruvian coast was one of the main centers of sugar production in Latin America.

Colombia

the world's largest coffee resource is found in Colombia. It's coffee industry is dependent hugely upon exports to the U.S.

Mexico

The Mexican regions now known as Texas and California were annexed by the United States is 1845.

Brazil

Brazil was the home to the Minas Gerais region which contained the largest gold reserve ever discovered to that time; but the riches were quickly mined and exported by the Portuguese.

United States

The author of this book considers the United States as the...

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