Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Galeano Believes Smaller Is Better.

Byline: Natasha Nargis For the Journal

* Writer and human rights advocate warns of the negative effects of globalization

A journalist and writer, Eduardo Galeano has been an outspoken critic of the increasingly dehumanizing effects of globalization on modern society, and a passionate advocate for human rights and justice. Throughout his lifetime, he has served as a spokesman for people living under political and economic oppression, urging Latin America's emancipation from the imperialist influences of Europe and the United States.

Galeano was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1940, and began his career as a political writer when he was 13, publishing cartoons in "El Sol," the weekly paper of the Socialist Party. He later wrote for the weekly journal "Marcha" and in 1961, became editor-in-chief. In 1964 he became director of the daily newspaper "Epoca" and two years later became editor-in-chief at the University Press of Montevideo. …

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