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21 - fsln hill wordpress

This is Cerro Motastepe (or Motastepe Hill). It was visible from much of Managua, and from the plane as I flew in to land. On the hill were the Hollywood-style letters of the FSLN, just one sign that I’d been arriving to a country like no other. I took this picture on my last full day in Nicaragua, when I went around Managua, the capital, taking photographs that would be useful for my solidarity talk when I got back.