Eduardo Galeano dedicates this talk to “the disappeared” but not solely the victims of military dictatorships in the Southern Cone in the 1970s. He combats pervasive historical amnesia. Delivered at a packed Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe for the Lannan Foundation, Galeano presents work found in his 2009 book Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone.
Eduardo Galeano of Uruguay was one of Latin America’s most distinguished writers. He was the recipient of many honors including the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom and the American Book Award. His groundbreaking book, Open Veins of Latin America changed the way we look at Latin America with its rich and complex cultures, traditions, and diverse political currents. He passed away in 2015.