">Name: Eduardo Galeano: Anti-censorship activist and historian
Artist: Eduardo Galeano|
Confronting Bodies: Military dictatorships in Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile
Date of Action: 1973, 1976
Specific Location: Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile
Description of Artwork: Eduardo Galeano is an essayist and historian who spent his life advocating for the poor. He wrote for and edited several leftist publications. While in exile he founded the journal "Crisis" which was founded with the public and served as a voice for the poor. Galeano also wrote a number of books documenting the exploitation of Latin America throughout history. These included "The Open Veins of Latin America", the epilogue to that "Seven Years After" and "Memory of Fire". He also wrote about the plight of the poor in "Days and Nights of Love and War" and of the horrors of state censorship in "In Defense of the Word".
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