Eduardo Germán María Hughes Galeano (1940 - 2015) was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. Of his 35 works, “The Open Veins of Latinamerica” is a definitive history of the period 1492 to 1971, still in print in 20 languages; he is also well-known for the “Memory of Fire Trilogy”. An influential editor in Uruguay and Argentina, he was imprisoned by, then fled the dictatorship, returning in 1985. Galeano was a charismatic figure who in his writings and public appearances gave voice to the lives and many of the attributes of several hundred million latinoamericans.
I don't believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person. I have a lot to learn from other people.
History never really says goodbye. History says, see you later.