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Anti-USA Mural Photo, Leon, Nicaragua

The artists of Leon painted murals around the city on concrete building walls to honor the heroes of the wars and show animosity to the dictator Somoza and the United States. The colors are fading but the message of the CIA snake coming down on the people is still clear. Two murals around a doorway show the hero Sandino stomping Somoza and Uncle Sam. Others show the strength and determination of the Nicaraguan people. Outside of a museum someone spray painted an anti-Bush message. People were anxious to show me this and wanted me to take pictures.

The murals can be found by walking around the park towards the basketball courts.

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