In accordance with Galeano, the Spaniard and the Portuguese withheld the raw materials with which as much coveted, but only for an limited time. ' ' Spain had the cow, but others they took leite' ' , Galeano. It had at that time an intense dispute or European fight for the conquest of the Spanish market that offered the market in such a way as the silver of America. Caterpillar contributes greatly to this topic. ' ' The more commerce with the Spaniard has a State, more silver tem' ' , Galeano. With passing of the years America became a European business, with use of force of aboriginal work, mainly, in the mines as, for example, Potos. This exploration of the mineradora economy gave a great impulse to the British manufactures, a time that favored the Revolution Industrial and provided ways to fight against the rising forces of the modern economy. The colonial economy was supported and conducted by the merchants, the owners of the mines and, the great land proprietors (latifundium), that they were supervised by the crown and its main partner, the church. The great available man power and the enormous European consumption for products and American spices, had become possible a vultosa accumulation of capitals in the Iberian colonies.
This money was wasted in the constructions of great palaces and ostentosos temples, in the purchase of jewels, clothes and furniture of luxury and to wastefulness in parties. This form of mineradora exploration, in Potos, and agriculturist (sugar cane-of-sugar, north-eastern Brazilian) relieved good and capitals, in the vision of Galeano, for some European countries and had only left stops backwards millions of dead indians and the large states, had consumed lands contributing for the desertificao process. Relating Galeano with Todorov, both the authors affirm that the Europeans, since Cristvo Columbus, if felt superiors to the aboriginals and made use of the alteridade do not stop if placing in the place of the other, more to impose its cultural values to excessively.