By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 12

PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons
PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons

Latin American author and activist Eduardo Galeano died of cancer on April 13, 2015 in a Montevideo, Uruguay. Galeano’s books, fiction and nonfiction, were important commentaries on wealth and power imbalances in society. His anti-capitalist writings were translated into more than 20 languages and read around the world. His celebrated works include: Open Veins of Latin America, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History, Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone.