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Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent Quotes

Eduardo Galeano
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"In the conquest of Mexico, wrote that they had arrived in America to serve God and His Majesty and also to get riches." Page 13



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"A system made impotent by its function of international servitude, and moribund since birth, has feet of clay. It pretends to be destiny and would like to be thought eternal."






"They lifted up the gold as if they were monkey, with expressions of joy, as if it put new life into them and lit up their hearts. Their bodies fatten on it and they hunger violently for it. They crave gold like hungry swine." Page 19.

"The ultimate goal of the Latin American colonial economy from its inception: although it showed some feudal characteristics, it functioned at the service of capitalism developing elsewhere." Page 31.

"The believe that the production of coffee and sugar is the natural destiny of the West Indies. Two centuries ago nature...

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