Photographer's Note

Sandinista murals in León

After the triumph of the Nicaraguan Revolution in 1979, lots of murals were created in the country.
Many can be found in the city of León.

They tell the story of the revolution and also of more recent or older history.
Often they portray a better and fairer future for the Nicaraguans.

The mural on the main photo clearly shows who is trampled by Augusto Sandino, the Nicaraguan revolutionary and leader of the rebellion between 1927 and 1933.
The passing girl seems to look worried. Is the dictatorship really over?

In the WS another painting in which the former dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle is trampled.
Somoza Debayle was forced to resign in 1979. In 1980 he was assassinated in exile in Paraguay.

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