Nicaragua - stephentidmore

León, Nicaragua, August 1, 2008 - A man walks in front of a mural depicting revolutionary leader Augusto César Sandino stepping on the heads of both Uncle Sam.

During the 1980's, when the Sandinista government was in power, hundreds of revolutionary murals were painted on buildings and walls throughout Nicaragua. These vibrant "billboards of the people" celebrated the socialist ideals of the 1979 Sandinista Revolution, which were still fresh in the national consciousness.

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