Days and Nights of Love and War by Eduardo Galeano

By Eduardo Galeano

"Days and Nights succeeds not just as a result of its socio-political authenticity and lyrical variety yet due to its interweaving of anger and tenderness, elation and sorrow."
--The Nation

Days and Nights of affection and War is the non-public testimony of 1 of Latin America's premiere modern political writers. during this attention-grabbing magazine and eloquent historical past, Eduardo Galeano movingly files the lives of struggles of the Latin American humans, lower than 20 years of unbelievable violence and severe repression. Alternating among reportage, own vignettes, interviews, travelogues, and folklore, and richly conveyed with anger, unhappiness, irony, and coffee humor, Galeano can pay loving tribute to the braveness and resolution of these who persevered to think in, and struggle for, a extra human lifestyles. The Lannan origin offered the 1999 Cultural Prize for Freedom to Eduardo Galeano, in popularity of these "whose remarkable and brave paintings celebrates the human correct to freedom of mind's eye, inquiry and expression."

Originally released in Cuba, Days and Nights of affection and War received the Casa de las Américas prize in 1978.

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He did not consult Castro. ‘‘We realized that we had become some type of game token,’’ Castro later said. He had expressed his feelings equally bluntly at the time: ‘‘I do not see how you can say that we were consulted in the decision you took,’’ he wrote Khrushchev. ’’≥∞ While the point is true, it must be qualified. Kennedy had hedged his pledge with conditions that the Cubans rejected. Castro had refused to allow on-site UN supervision of the missiles’ removal or any future on-ground verification that no missiles had been installed, and Kennedy had consequently rebuffed Khrushchev’s repeated requests to sign a document formalizing the noninvasion pledge.

In June we had reached the decision that it was not possible to achieve our objectives with Castro in power and had agreed to undertake the program referred to by Mr. Merchant. In July and August we had been busy drawing up a program to replace Castro. S. companies reported to us during this time that they were making some progress in negotiations, a factor that caused us to slow the implementation of our program. The hope expressed by these companies did not materialize. October was a period of clarification.

He meant that the Cubans who went to Angola were following in the footsteps of those who had gone to Algeria, Zaire, the Congo, and Guinea-Bissau. But if there was continuity, there were also dramatic differences. Fewer than 2,000 Cubans had gone to Africa between 1961 and 1974, while 30,000 streamed into Angola between October 1975 and April 1976. In the 1960s, the United States had been refusing to consider a modus vivendi with Cuba, and it had been trying to cripple Cuba’s economy; Castro had had little to lose by intervening in Africa.

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