TY - JOUR. T1 - Chagas disease awareness among Latin American immigrants living in Los Angeles, California. AU - Sanchez, Daniel R.. AU - Traina, Mahmoud I.. AU - Hernandez, Salvador. AU - Smer, Aiman M.. AU - Khamag, Haneen. AU - Meymandi, Sheba K.. PY - 2014/11/1. Y1 - 2014/11/1. N2 - Approximately 300,000 persons have Chagas disease in the United States, although almost all persons acquired the disease in Latin America. We examined awareness of Chagas disease among Latin American immigrants living in Los Angeles, California. We surveyed 2,677 persons (age range = 18-60 years) in Los Angeles who resided in Latin America for at least six months. A total of 62% of the participants recalled seeing triatomines in Latin America, and 27% of the participants reported triatomine bites at least once per year while living abroad. A total of 86% of the participants had never heard of Chagas disease. Of persons who had heard of Chagas disease, 81% believed that it was not serious. More than 95% of those ...
Physical activity is a cornerstone in the prevention and treatment of obesity. There are relatively few studies that explore the effect of accelerometer-determined moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) on neck circumference (NC), most of them confined to single high-income countries. The present study investigated the association of accelerometer-determined MVPA with NC in adolescents and adults from eight Latin American countries, which are mostly upper-middle income countries. The sample consisted of 2370 participants (47.8% male) from the Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health, a multicenter cross-sectional nutrition and health surveillance study of a nationally representative sample from eight Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela). Times (min/day) in MVPA (defined as time accumulated at ≥1952 activity counts/min) was assessed by ActiGraph GT3X+ accelerometer over 7 days. NC for adolescent was categorized as abnormal if
International migration has changed the epidemiologic patterns of Chagas disease. Recently, 2 cases of Chagas disease transmitted from Latin American women to their newborns were diagnosed in Geneva, Switzerland. A retrospective study to detect Chagas disease showed a prevalence of 9.7% among 72 Latin American women tested during pregnancy in Switzerland ...
Pathogenic Escherichia coli are known to be a common cause of diarrheal disease - a common cause of frequently occurring bacterial infections in children and adults in developing countries. It poses a significant problem in Latin America. Pathogenic Escherichia coli in Latin America presents current information on understanding pathogenic E. coli in Latin America and outlines prospects for future research in this region. It features a unique, comprehensive analysis of the most common categories of E. coli associated with diarrheal illness in Latin America. The aim of this book is to help epidemiologists in this region to learn about molecular mechanisms of E. coli pathogenesis along with its diagnosis, host immune responses, animal reservoirs and epidemiology. In addition, the authors discuss the current situation of E. coli in representative countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru ...
The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 7,000 members, forty-five percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one Association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse…
This is an observational, prospective cohort study to describe the demographic, clinical, immunologic, and virologic characteristics of HIV-infected children at participating clinical sites in Latin American countries. Enrollment in this study will consist of approximately 500 HIV-infected children in two cohorts who acquired HIV infection through mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). The first group will be a static cohort consisting of HIV-infected children who were five years of age or younger when previously enrolled into the NISDI Pediatric Protocol. The second cohort will be a dynamic cohort of prospectively enrolled, HIV-infected children who are five years of age or younger. We will characterize complications from both the disease and its treatments. Subjects will be evaluated every six months for approximately five years and assessments of growth, morbidity, disease progression and mortality will be made ...
This is an observational, prospective cohort study to describe the demographic, clinical, immunologic, and virologic characteristics of HIV-infected children at participating clinical sites in Latin American countries. Enrollment in this study will consist of approximately 500 HIV-infected children in two cohorts who acquired HIV infection through mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). The first group will be a static cohort consisting of HIV-infected children who were five years of age or younger when previously enrolled into the NISDI Pediatric Protocol. The second cohort will be a dynamic cohort of prospectively enrolled, HIV-infected children who are five years of age or younger. We will characterize complications from both the disease and its treatments. Subjects will be evaluated every six months for approximately five years and assessments of growth, morbidity, disease progression and mortality will be made ...
Does Technology Adoption Matter for Economic Development?: Empirical Evidence for Latin American Countries: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6224-7.ch001: The spread of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has been recognized worldwide. ICTs are broadly perceived as tools facilitating economic
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The idea that a part of the Americas has a linguistic affinity with the Romance cultures as a whole can be traced back to the 1830s, in the writing of the French Saint-Simonian Michel Chevalier, who postulated that this part of the Americas was inhabited by people of a "Latin race", and that it could, therefore, ally itself with "Latin Europe", ultimately overlapping the Latin Church, in a struggle with "Teutonic Europe", "Anglo-Saxon America" and "Slavic Europe".[8] Further investigations of the concept of Latin America are by Michel Gobat in the American Historical Review[9] and the monograph by Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo, Latin America: The Allure and Power of an Idea (2017).[10]. The idea of a "Latin race" was later taken up by Latin American intellectuals and political leaders of the mid- and late-nineteenth century, who no longer looked to Spain or Portugal as cultural models, but rather to France.[11] However, it is important to clarify that the idea of a "Latin race" is not the same as the ...
In addition, data collected in the participating Brazilian centers were analyzed separately from the data of the entire Latin American region (including Brazil). Minimum antimicrobial concentrations that inhibits 50% and 90% of the organism collection (MIC50 and MIC90, respectively) were presented only for the data of the entire region. Isolates collected from bloodstream infections and from lower respiratory tract infections (mainly pneumonia) in hospitalized patients were also analyzed separately (Tables 3, 5, 7 and 9). Two groups of pathogens, streptococci and extended-spectrum (ESBL)-producing strains, were analyzed separately due to their importance in community-acquired and nosocomial-acquired infections, respectively. Table 10 presents the antimicrobial susceptibility of streptococcal species, while Table 11 presents the antimicrobial susceptibility of ESBL-producing E. coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Discussion. We made a comprehensive analysis of the Latin American SENTRY Program data ...
Wednesday, September 4, 2013. With the exception of young men, most people in Latin America and the Caribbean are living much longer today than 40 years ago. The mortality rate has dropped by at least 80 percent for children 4 years old or younger and by more than 50 percent for women between the ages of 20 and 44. For men between the ages of 15 and 19, however, the mortality rate has increased by 1 percent, largely due to deaths from road injuries and rising violence.. These are some of the findings released by the World Bank Group and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in a new report, The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy. Latin America and Caribbean Regional Edition. The report also highlights the fact that the Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC) faces increasing threats from chronic disease, violence, and road traffic injuries. In the region, health loss from heart disease grew by 36 percent between 1990 and 2010, while interpersonal ...
In the Repsol-YPF deal, Spain accepted terms along the lines of what Argentina had proposed, about $5 billion for its expropriated 51 percent interest in YPF, to be paid through 10-year Argentine government bonds. That was about half of what Repsol had been demanding. But the settlement is expected to benefit Spains broader economic interests throughout Latin America and inside Spain.. The deal, especially how it was negotiated, demonstrates the rebalancing of power between economically weakened Spain and increasingly assertive Latin American countries willing to use their economic and diplomatic muscle to defend their interests by forming multinational alliances if necessary.. The geopolitical shift for Spain, the second most influential country in the region behind the U.S., also has sent shock waves to Washington, prompting a rethinking of its own dealings with Latin America, which is pushing back against the continental hegemonic power. U.S. officials had backed Spains position against the ...
Updated 1st July. After continually monitoring the situation around COVID-19 we have decided to postpone in-cosmetics Latin America due to take place Expo Centre Norte, Sao Paulo on 16-17 September 2020. With the Americas hit last by the COVID-19 pandemic and countries such as Brazil and the US not having reached their peak yet, we do not consider it viable at this stage to organise a face-to-face exhibition. Your health and safety is our top priority. in-cosmetics Latin America will now take place from 22-23 September 2021. For all of those who planned to participate in the 2020 event - exhibitors, visitors, delegates, speakers, press and partners, there will be further communication from the in-cosmetics team on how we will move forward together for 2021. Find out more on the latest updates for the in-cosmetics events.. Event updates ...
Latin America is emerging as a key global producer of biofuels as nations across the region seek to use competitive advantages such as fertile land and tropical weather to tap into unprecedented energy prices. The region invested more than $8 billion in biodiesel and ethanol in 2007 and has already launched new projects that could increase global energy production as demand from emerging-market economies outstrips growth in oil and gas production. The efforts contrast sharply with the broad condemnation by leaders in the region, led by Venezuelas Hugo Chavez, that the fuels increase food prices and spur global hunger. Critics around the world have echoed such concerns, charging farmers may divert crops toward biofuels and away from food crops. A biofuels push could sustain energy flows from Latin America toward the United States, the worlds top energy consumer, as falling oil output in Venezuela and Mexico has left Washington seeking new supplies in other regions. Analysts say Latin Americas soil and
Start-ups are gaining momentum in Latin America. Start-up Latin America 2016: Building an innovative future reviews the dynamics of start-ups and the policies for start-up promotion in four countries in the region - Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The report reviews the policy mix for start-up promotion and highlights the progress made by each country and future challenges. It identifies good practices in promoting start-ups and lessons learned in Latin America in the design and implementation of policies.
Latin America flow cytometry market is expected to reach USD 566.5 million by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Increasing target disease population base, high unmet needs and demand for rapid, accurate diagnostic tools are key factors driving the Latin America flow cytometry market over the forecast period.. Increasing demand for faster and accurate leukemia prognostic tools coupled with increasing prevalence rate is expected to provide this market with lucrative growth platform in near future. In addition, research pertaining to drug development, stem cell therapy and in vitro toxicity testing are expected to fuel the market growth over the forecast period.. According to the data published by WHO, it has been estimated that in 2012, cancer incidences (cases per year) were nearly 603,400 patients. Furthermore, risk of getting cancer before age 75 accounted for 18% in Latin America. Moreover, experts suggest that on account of rising prevalence of infectious diseases, ...
Africa and Latin America secured their independence from European colonial rule a century and half apart: most of Latin America after 1820 and most of Africa after 1960. Despite the distance in time and space, they share important similarities. In each case independence was followed by political instability, violent conflict and economic stagnation lasting for about a half-century (lost decades). The parallels suggest that Africa might be exiting from a period of post-imperial collapse and entering a period of relative political stability and economic growth, as did Latin America a century and a half earlier. ...
MPhil in Latin American Studies. The hallmark of the Cambridge MPhil course is the personal attention paid to students needs: teaching is generally done in small groups and can often accommodate students own interests. During the preparation of the thesis you will work closely with a supervisor whose own research expertise lies within your chosen field of study. Students taking the MPhil in Latin American Studies at Cambridge typically use the course as preparation either for further academic research or for a career in business, government, journalism or the NGO sector.. PhD in Latin American Studies. There are approximately 20 PhD students based at the Centre of Latin American Studies at any one time, working across a wide range of disciplines. The Centre is able to provide desk space for most of its PhD students, and they form a lively academic and social community, playing a full part in the Centres activities, meeting regularly to present their latest research to each other and ...
Get the facts about Chesapeake College Latin American studies. There are a variety of accredited college programs that may appeal to you. Advertising, business administration, or medical services are just a few career options.
Infrastructure and Growth: Comparing Latin America and East Asia: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2361-1.ch006: Infrastructure plays a critical role in explaining the growth differentials between regions. The growth performances of Latin America are lagged behind East
We have been interested in exploiting properties of certain Latin American populations that could facilitate gene identifiation: geographic isolation, admixture and rapid demographic growth. This has led us to apply linkage and association approaches to both Mendelian (1) and complex disorders (3,5). We have been interested in the development and application of mapping genetic methods tailored to recently admixed populations (2,4). We recently initiated a large study aimed at identifying genes underlying the differentiated physical appearance of Native Americans and Europeans using a combined association/admixture mapping approach in admixed Latin American populations. Collaborators: CANDELA, Gabriel Bedoya, Nelson Freimer, Alkes Price, David Reich.. ...
View Full Event Description Martín Fernández, editorial director of Casa Editorial HUM and Estuario Editora in Montevideo, Uruguay, presents the houses histories, missions, and ongoing projects. His presentation sheds light on the changing landscape of literature in the Americas today. It will be followed by an informal reception. Note: This event will be held in Spanish.. About the Latin American Writers Series. This series brings together Latin Americas most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.. Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores ...
Yes, this is the book that Venezuelan Pres. Hugo Chavez gave United States Pres. Barack Obama face to face. Chavez is a boor and a buffoon, and it could be taken as a gesture of supreme condescension that he gave the well-educated American president one of the standard texts of Latin American studies. Novelist/historian Eduardo Galeano is as well known to students of Latin American history and culture, including those in the USA, as Shelby Foote or Bernard Bailyn to students of North American history. The sorry truth, however, is that "Washington" has never demonstrated any knowledge of or sensitivity toward Latin Americas understanding of itself, of its history. Obama SHOULD read this book, if he hasnt already. Galeano is a prototypical Latin American intellectual, and writes like one, with a heady mixture of disdain and outrage with bales of data. Even English readers who will dismiss his analysis as economic determinism should be ready to meet Galeano, on his own terms, as a vivid example ...
75% of opinion leaders in Latin America believe that deliberately fomenting gender parity in politics can strengthen democracy, according to a survey on womens participation in politics carried out by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) from the end of 2009 and beginning of 2010.
Documents of 20th-century Latin American and Latino Art: A Digital Archive and Publications Project is a multiyear initiative at the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston that seeks to consolidate Latin American and Latino art as a field of study and to place it on equal footing with other established aesthetic traditions. It encompasses the recovery, translation into English, and publication of primary texts by Latin American and Latino artists, critics, and curators who have played a fundamental role in the development of modern and contemporary art in countries or communities throughout the Americas. The ICAA makes these essential bibliographic materials available free of charge through a digital archive and a series of fully annotated book anthologies published in English. It is facilitating new historical scholarship on 20th-century Latin American and Latino art through a framework of thirteen open-ended editorial categories that center on
V. Conclusion: Latin America before it was wrapped into the mix of diffusion was polytheistic involving human sacrifices and created a religion focused on worshiping the sun. Along with trading inter regionally with Latin American city states and using forced labor to produce the crops to trade. Thanks to advancements in technology Latin America became an integral part in global trade with the export of cash crops though due to being conquered by Spain they became a dependent economy. Trade also influenced their religion but the use of forced labor remained effective. The Colombian Exchange and triangular trade drastically shaped Latin america and the Caribbean ...
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At the end of May, about 160 pastors and leaders from 16 Latin American countries attended a week-long DNA training in Panama. This event came on the heels of the DNAs first-ever Regional Forum for Latin America less than a year before. It … Continued. ...
This paper investigates the sensitivity of Latin American GDP growth to external developments using a Bayesian VAR model with informative steady-state priors. The model is estimated on quarterly data from 1994 to 2006 on key external and Latin American variables. It finds that 50 to 60 percent of the variation in Latin American GDP growth is accounted for by external shocks. Conditional forecasts for a variety of external scenarios suggest that Latin American growth is robust to moderate declines in commodity prices and U.S. or world growth, but sensitive to more extreme shocks, particularly a combined external slowdown and tightening of world financial conditions.
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Significant socio-economic progress has been achieved in 21st-century Latin America. Most countries have picked themselves up and dusted themselves off from the negative effects of the 2008 economic crisis. However, the battle for improved conditions is not over. Except sub-Saharan Africa, the region still has the greatest income inequality worldwide.. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, inequality has increased sevenfold, and the average income of the richest 10 percent of the population is now nine times the average of the poorest. The richest 1 percent of the population in Latin America already own 41 percent of the regions wealth. By 2022, the top 1 percent are projected to have more wealth than the remaining 99 percent. If this trend continues, will recent progress slip away? The labor market, education, healthcare and technology help shed light on the issue.. People do not want to live in countries where the privileges of a few deny the rights of ...
Considering the socioeconomic distinctions between the countries of the United States and those of Latin America, it is possible to conclude that although there are measurable qualitative and quantitative differences in the institutional use of information technology in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America, such differences do not appear to restrict these colleges and universities from successfully carrying out their missions of capacity-building, knowledge discovery, and community service. Furthermore, the essential similarity of their technological platforms permits collaborative efforts among their students, faculty, administrators, and the institutions themselves. Two notable examples of inter-institutional collaboration come to mind: Cederj and CVA-RICESU. Cederj, the Center for Distance Learning of the State of Rio de Janeiro (http://www.cederj.edu.br), is a consortium of six public universities effectively collaborating to extend full university diploma courses to residents of ...
Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuus millions of monthly readers. Title: Police reform in Latin America: Implications for US policy, Author: Open Briefing, Name: Police reform in Latin America: Implications for US policy, Length: 60 pages, Page: 1, Published: 2012-02-01
RIO DE JANEIRO - A surging coronavirus is ravaging parts of Latin America, setting records for cases and deaths Friday in some countries in the worlds most unequal region even as the pandemics march slows in much of Europe, Asia and the United States.Latin Americas two largest nations
Distinct epidemiological characteristics have been described in Acute Promielocytic Leukemia (APL). Populations from Latin America have a higher incidence of APL and in some geographic areas a distinct distribution of the PML-RARA isoforms is present. Here, we review the main differences in APL epidemilogy in Latin America as well as treatment outcomes.. ...
Agence France-Presse is at the core of Business Wires Latin America distribution platform. AFP operates one of the largest networks in the region, transmitting in both Spanish and Portuguese to media recipients throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Our distribution in Mexico is bolstered by Notimex, the premier Mexican News agency which has more than 600 media subscribers, including traditional media and portals.
1. The Bickering Sibling Scam: This scam is very prevalent all over Latin America. This is when the house is owned by various people (often left to children in a will) and some of the owners try to sell the property while other legal owners dont wish to sell. This can lead to big problems for you if you pay someone before getting this legally cleared up.. To avoid being burned by this scam, work with a good lawyer and make sure they null the legal rights anyone has to the property.. 2. The Uncle Larry Scam: Often a house is sold without informing an active tenant, and the tenant simply refuses to leave. The police in many countries of Latin America dont help much in these cases. So before you buy, make sure there are no active tenants. Or if there are, make sure the current owner gets them out before you hand over the money. This can be one big headache for a new home buyer.. 3. Shanty Town Scam: This has been happening ever since the Spaniards first arrived hundreds of years ago. You will see ...
1. The Bickering Sibling Scam: This scam is very prevalent all over Latin America. This is when the house is owned by various people (often left to children in a will) and some of the owners try to sell the property while other legal owners dont wish to sell. This can lead to big problems for you if you pay someone before getting this legally cleared up.. To avoid being burned by this scam, work with a good lawyer and make sure they null the legal rights anyone has to the property.. 2. The Uncle Larry Scam: Often a house is sold without informing an active tenant, and the tenant simply refuses to leave. The police in many countries of Latin America dont help much in these cases. So before you buy, make sure there are no active tenants. Or if there are, make sure the current owner gets them out before you hand over the money. This can be one big headache for a new home buyer.. 3. Shanty Town Scam: This has been happening ever since the Spaniards first arrived hundreds of years ago. You will see ...
Tennis, alguien? ESPN has nabbed exclusive telecast rights to the Australian Open for Latin America. Multiyear pact with Tennis Australia kicks off with Sundays telecast to more than 40 countries across the region, including the Caribbean. ESPN will air all four Grand Slams in 2006 in Latin America.
(EMAILWIRE.COM, January 12, 2018 ) According to the report Latin America Ophthalmology Therapeutics Market, published by Market Data Forecast, The Market was worth $2.68 billion in 2016 and estimated to be growing at a CAGR of 7.9%, to reach $3.91 billion by 2021. The Latin America Ophthalmology...
La mayoría de las políticas públicas que se llevan a cabo en los países de la región para elevar el bienestar de los pobres urbanos han descuidado los problemas de su integración a la sociedad, operando como si el sólo ...
The conference will synthesize knowledge on recent studies aimed to characterize the African genetic ancestries in Latin American population and its relationship to population health.. ...
On December 8, 1953, in the midst of increasing nuclear weapons testing and geopolitical polarization, United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower launched the Atoms for Peace initiative. More than a pacifist program, the initiative is nowadays seen as an essential piece in the U.S. defense strategy and foreign policy at the beginning of the Cold War. As such, it pursued several ambitious goals, and Latin America was an ideal target for most of them: to create political allies, to ease fears of the deadly atomic energy while fostering receptive attitudes towards nuclear technologies, to control and avoid development of nuclear weapons outside the United States and its allies, and to open or redirect markets for the new nuclear industry. The U.S. Department of State, through the Foreign Operations Administration, acted in concert with several domestic and foreign middle-range actors, including people at national nuclear commissions, universities, and industrial funds, to implement programs of regional
In 2000, the United Nations Millennium Summit adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to address extreme poverty [1]. The purpose of these goals is multidimensional: promotion of education and environmental sustainability; alleviation of hunger; fostering gender equality; and improving the health of impoverished populations to encourage economic growth and reduce poverty and inequality [1, 2]. In Latin America, these goals were reaffirmed in the Declaration of the Special Summit of the Americas, which was held in Monterrey, Mexico in 2004 [2]. Almost 3 years after this event, progress in poverty alleviation programs is insufficient to meet the goal of halving the proportion of people living in extreme poverty in the region by the year 2015 [2]. In order to achieve these goals, more than 9 million children need to attend school; many millions of women and girls need to enjoy enhanced participation in society and security. In addition, people need to drink safe water, enjoy basic sanitary ...
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This title critically reviews old and new literature, help to create greater awareness of the disease in the US and helps in the evaluation of certain epidemiological and public health issues. During the first half of the 20th century, Chagas disease was assumed to be absent from the U.S. and considered an exotic disease, until the first two indigenous cases were discovered, almost simultaneously, in Texas, 1955. Since that time four indigenous cases have been documented in several places in the country. Although the disease is still considered uncommon in the US, this disease is not longer an exclusive Latin American illness. Physicians in the US are often unaware of the characteristics of the diseases, and are likely overlooking locally acquired cases. The influx of an estimated 300,000 Latin American immigrants with the Chagas parasite means that there is an urgent need for physicians and public health officials to become aware ...
Zika virus (ZIKV) emerged in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region in 2013, with serious implications for population health in the region. In 2016, the World Health Organization declared the ZIKV outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern following a cluster of associated neurological disorders and neonatal malformations. In 2017, Zika cases declined, but future incidence in LAC remains uncertain due to gaps in our understanding, considerable variation in surveillance and the lack of a comprehensive collation of data from affected countries. Our analysis combines information on confirmed and suspected Zika cases across LAC countries and a spatio-temporal dynamic transmission model for ZIKV infection to determine key transmission parameters and projected incidence in 90 major cities within 35 countries. Seasonality was determined by spatio-temporal estimates of Aedes aegypti vectorial capacity. We used country and state-level data from 2015 to mid-2017 to infer key model
Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx.. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe.. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific ...