Mexico City Book Fair pays tribute to Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano (+ Photos)

Mexico, October 10 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican publisher Siglo XXI today commemorates the 50th anniversary of the text Open veins of Latin America, by the Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano at the Mexico City International Book Fair in its edition 2021.

In an interview with Prensa Latina, Iván Pardo, responsible for the distribution, marketing and communication of this publishing house explained that the volume constitutes one of his literary bets for this cultural event, added to others titles such as: Bocas del tiempo, Las aventuras de los jóvenes dioses and Mujeres. “After the coup d’état of June 27, 1973, Galeano was imprisoned and forced to leave Uruguay. His book The Open Veins of Latin America has been censored for its approach to history and its critique of the plundering of the continent from colonization to the present day, ”he said.

The book, which received an honorable mention in the Casa de las Americas Prize, describes the frequent theft of natural resources in countries in the region, between the 16th and 19th centuries, by imperialist nations such as the United Kingdom and United States.

According to Pardo, the Mexican publisher also includes Las palabras andantes, Espejos, Memorias del fuego, La canción de nosotros, Patas arriba, Cerrado por fútbol, ​​Nosotros decimos que no: Crónicas (1963-1988) and Guatemala. Ensayo general of the political violence in América Latina, the whole by Galeano.

“With the return to face-to-face, we observed the massive attendance of people at this literature festival, the acquisition of volumes and the interaction with the authors. Since 2020, we have noticed a significant increase in the sale of texts, as it has turned out to be the ideal company in containment, ”he acknowledged.

The young communicator recalled that Siglo XXI Editores has more than five decades of experience, has a team of artists, intellectuals, writers, businessmen and university students and has ‘a rich and diverse catalog of authors and subjects, in particular in the social and human field. Sciences.

According to him, from October 8 to 17, participants in the Mexico City International Book Fair will see the high editorial quality and the excellent academic level of his publications and the dissemination of critical thinking from the late 1960s to the present day with new and cultural challenges.

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