venas abiertas

“Along the way we have even lost the right to call ourselves Americans, although the Hatians and the Cubans appeared in history as a new people a century before the mayflower Pilgrims settled the Plymouth coast. For the world today, America is just the United States; the region we inhabit is a sub-America, a second-class America of nebulous identity”

“Por el camino hasta perdimos el derecho de llamarnos americanos, aunque los haitianos y los cubanos ya habían asomado a la historia, como pueblos nuevos, un siglo antes de que los peregrinos del Mayflower se establecieran en las costas del Plymouth. Ahora américa es, para el mundo, nada más que los Estados Unidos: nosotros habitamos, a lo sumo, una sub América, una América de segunda clase, de nebulosa identificación.”

-Eduardo Galeano

The Open Veins of Latin America

Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. summersher
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 15:02:59

    You been three types of American🙂
    Way ahead of me.

    Reply

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