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Eduardo Galeano is dead

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Uruguayan journalist and writer Eduardo Galeano died on Monday after battling lung cancer. He was 74. Galeano’s writings stretched half a century, but one of his best-known was ‘The Open Veins of Latin America’. It was published in 1971 but today, it is still as widely read as it is debated. CCTV’s Joel Richards filed this report.

Eduardo Galeano, an anti-capitalist, leading voice of the Latin American left, has died in Montevideo, aged 74. Perhaps best known for his 1971 book Open Veins of Latin America, the Uruguayan writer and journalist succumbed to cancer, after a career spanning more than 50 years.

Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano passed away in the city of Montevideo, Monday. Galeano died at the hospital Casmu in Montevideo at the age of 74 after suffering from lung cancer.

Bolivian President Evo Morales expressed his condolences shortly after Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano had passed away, at a press conference in Santa Cruz on Monday.

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