Influential writer Eduardo Galeano dies at 74
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Influential writer Eduardo Galeano dies at 74

Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, whose book “The Open Veins of Latin America” is a classic of leftist literature, has died in Montevideo at age 74.

The death on Monday was confirmed by the weekly publication Brecha, where he was a contributor.

Galeano had been ill with lung cancer for several months.

His work inspired several generations of Latin Americans with acerbic descriptions of the continent’s exploitation by capitalist and imperialist forces.

Associated Press