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Eduardo Galeano
Eduardo Galeano in 2012
Eduardo Galeano in 2012
Born Eduardo Germán María Hughes Galeano
(1940-09-03)3 September 1940
Montevideo, Uruguay
Died 13 April 2015(2015-04-13) (aged 74)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Occupation Writer, journalist
Nationality Uruguayan
Period 20th century
Spouse Helena Villagra

Eduardo Hughes Galeano (3 September 1940 – 13 April 2015) was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. His best-known works are Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America, 1971) and Memoria del fuego (Memory of Fire Trilogy, 1982–6).

Galeano died in Montevideo, Uruguay from lung cancer, aged 74."

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