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Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Eduardo Galeano
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Topics for Discussion

The Spanish conquerors stripped Latin America of much of its silver and gold. Although this wealth was transported back to Spain, why did Spain fail to develop into a capitalistic power? Explain what happened to the riches and who it ultimately benefited.

What is the one Latin American country that the Portuguese invaded? What resources did the Portuguese find there?

When Cortes invaded the Aztec civilization, what was the Aztec leader Montezuma's reaction? What did he think the invaders were and what did he offer them?

The thirteen US colonial states entered into trade with Latin America. Why did the colonies have this need? What natural resources did the colonies have in their own lands?

Why were the Latin American companies never able to establish their own industrial infrastructure? Why was it a disadvantage to provide only natural resources as exports as opposed to finished products?

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