Легендарният уругвайски писател Едуардо Галеано почина на 74 години

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. Galeano was best known for his 1971 book Open Veins of Latin America, which was translated into 20 languages and became a classic in the political literature in the region. The book became even more famous after the late Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, gave it as a gift to US President Barack Obama at the Summit of the Americas in 2009. Earlier in the day, Bolivian President Evo Morales expressed his condolences at a press conference in Santa Cruz on Monday praising Galeano as one of the world's "most important personalities", "a master in the decolonisation and the liberation of our people in the world."