The world is once again in turmoil. Several Arab nations are clearly in a state of mayhem, rebelling against decades of injustice. But their struggle is not always based on ideology, and it is not well defined. The West is taking full advantage of the confusion, pushing its own agenda, destabilizing countries like Syria or attacking them directly, as was the case with Libya.Africa is bleeding, destroyed by the new wave and breed of European and North American colonialism. About 10 million people in the Congo have died in the last few years during the slaughter encouraged by the economic and geo-political interests of former and present colonial powers.The West is hailing both India and Indonesia for their high economic growth, but both countries are squarely failing to deliver social justice, both clinging to the appalling ogre of feudalism.But back to Latin America: people here are, as we have determined earlier, passionate dreamers.And their inner universe, their universe of dreams often opens, dreams overflow, and try to improve the reality of this world.Arguably the greatest living South American writer is Eduardo Galeano, the author of two monumental works on the conquest and plunder of the continent: “Open Veins of Latin America” and the trilogy called “Memory of Fire”.Once, as we were sitting in his Café Brazilero in Montevideo, I asked him, sarcastically, whether “The Veins of Latin America were still open, after all those years after his book was first published?”
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