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 Doña Mercedes cleaning rocks from beans in front of the Montano home.

Doña Mercedes cleaning rocks from beans in front of the Montano home.

 Bread is sold door-to-door in the Managua neighborhoods.

Bread is sold door-to-door in the Managua neighborhoods.

 La Conchita, Doña Mercedes' sister, does the wash.

La Conchita, Doña Mercedes' sister, does the wash.

 Elba, Julio's wife, irons his uniforms. They live with their son in the Montano home.

Elba, Julio's wife, irons his uniforms. They live with their son in the Montano home.

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 Doña Mercedes with their son, Julio Montano.   

Doña Mercedes with their son, Julio Montano.

 

 Angela, Doña Mercedes' daughter, sits with her two children holding the FSLN flag.

Angela, Doña Mercedes' daughter, sits with her two children holding the FSLN flag.

 La Conchita with a drawing of her grand niece Milena Montano.

La Conchita with a drawing of her grand niece Milena Montano.

 La Conchita takes me to her son's house on the other side of Managua.

La Conchita takes me to her son's house on the other side of Managua.

 La Conchita with her son and his eight children.

La Conchita with her son and his eight children.

 La Conchita quietly tells me her son is listening to Contra-supported radio.

La Conchita quietly tells me her son is listening to Contra-supported radio.

 La Conchita says no to her son's request for money.

La Conchita says no to her son's request for money.

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 Family photo album with old newspaper clippings from the 1972 earthquake.

Family photo album with old newspaper clippings from the 1972 earthquake.

 Milena Montano and I take a walk in central Managua 13 years after the earthquake of 1972.

Milena Montano and I take a walk in central Managua 13 years after the earthquake of 1972.

 Angela's daughter Anna polishes shoes with black paint while her mother and grandmother talk.

Angela's daughter Anna polishes shoes with black paint while her mother and grandmother talk.

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 Milena Montano helps her great aunt, La Conchita, pose with the AK47.

Milena Montano helps her great aunt, La Conchita, pose with the AK47.

 Tires burn in the streets of Managua to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the revolution.

Tires burn in the streets of Managua to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the revolution.

 Milena and her cousins clean the gun to prepare for civil defense.

Milena and her cousins clean the gun to prepare for civil defense.

 A previously-banned portrait of Augusto Sandino hangs in the living room of the Montano home.

A previously-banned portrait of Augusto Sandino hangs in the living room of the Montano home.

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 Doña Mercedes' son, Luis Felipe, joined the revolution against Somoza in 1972.

Doña Mercedes' son, Luis Felipe, joined the revolution against Somoza in 1972.

 Doña Mercedes with her sister and her granddaughter Anna visit the grave of her son. 185 compañeros were buried here, some alive, during their fight against Somoza.

Doña Mercedes with her sister and her granddaughter Anna visit the grave of her son. 185 compañeros were buried here, some alive, during their fight against Somoza.

 Doña Mercedes greets her friends at the AMLAE meeting house.

Doña Mercedes greets her friends at the AMLAE meeting house.

 Parade to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the revolution.

Parade to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the revolution.

 Milena Montano with friends at the 6th anniversary celebration.

Milena Montano with friends at the 6th anniversary celebration.

 During the celebration of the 6th anniversary, students dressed up at CIA, Contra-soldiers and Catholic priests to mock the opposition to the revolution.

During the celebration of the 6th anniversary, students dressed up at CIA, Contra-soldiers and Catholic priests to mock the opposition to the revolution.

 Medicine cabinet for 6 members of the Montano family-- the US embargo halted all imports.

Medicine cabinet for 6 members of the Montano family-- the US embargo halted all imports.

 Doña Mercedes and her sister take an over-crowded taxi to the market.

Doña Mercedes and her sister take an over-crowded taxi to the market.

 Beauty parlor in El Mercado Oriental, Central Managua.

Beauty parlor in El Mercado Oriental, Central Managua.

 Barbershop at the Mercado Oriental.

Barbershop at the Mercado Oriental.

 Angela and friend pour Coca-Cola.

Angela and friend pour Coca-Cola.

 Drinking Coca-Cola on the front patio.

Drinking Coca-Cola on the front patio.

 Doña Mercedes listens to Radio Sandino every morning at 6am.

Doña Mercedes listens to Radio Sandino every morning at 6am.

 Doña Mercedes sits on the front patio with her son Julio.

Doña Mercedes sits on the front patio with her son Julio.

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 Doña Mercedes tells me to be careful boarding the bus in central Managua.

Doña Mercedes tells me to be careful boarding the bus in central Managua.

 Scene taken from bus window in Central Managua.

Scene taken from bus window in Central Managua.

Doña Mercedes cleaning rocks from beans in front of the Montano home.

Bread is sold door-to-door in the Managua neighborhoods.

La Conchita, Doña Mercedes' sister, does the wash.

Elba, Julio's wife, irons his uniforms. They live with their son in the Montano home.

Doña Mercedes with their son, Julio Montano.

 

Angela, Doña Mercedes' daughter, sits with her two children holding the FSLN flag.

La Conchita with a drawing of her grand niece Milena Montano.

La Conchita takes me to her son's house on the other side of Managua.

La Conchita with her son and his eight children.

La Conchita quietly tells me her son is listening to Contra-supported radio.

La Conchita says no to her son's request for money.

Family photo album with old newspaper clippings from the 1972 earthquake.

Milena Montano and I take a walk in central Managua 13 years after the earthquake of 1972.

Angela's daughter Anna polishes shoes with black paint while her mother and grandmother talk.

Milena Montano helps her great aunt, La Conchita, pose with the AK47.

Tires burn in the streets of Managua to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the revolution.

Milena and her cousins clean the gun to prepare for civil defense.

A previously-banned portrait of Augusto Sandino hangs in the living room of the Montano home.

Doña Mercedes' son, Luis Felipe, joined the revolution against Somoza in 1972.

Doña Mercedes with her sister and her granddaughter Anna visit the grave of her son. 185 compañeros were buried here, some alive, during their fight against Somoza.

Doña Mercedes greets her friends at the AMLAE meeting house.

Parade to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the revolution.

Milena Montano with friends at the 6th anniversary celebration.

During the celebration of the 6th anniversary, students dressed up at CIA, Contra-soldiers and Catholic priests to mock the opposition to the revolution.

Medicine cabinet for 6 members of the Montano family-- the US embargo halted all imports.

Doña Mercedes and her sister take an over-crowded taxi to the market.

Beauty parlor in El Mercado Oriental, Central Managua.

Barbershop at the Mercado Oriental.

Angela and friend pour Coca-Cola.

Drinking Coca-Cola on the front patio.

Doña Mercedes listens to Radio Sandino every morning at 6am.

Doña Mercedes sits on the front patio with her son Julio.

Doña Mercedes tells me to be careful boarding the bus in central Managua.

Scene taken from bus window in Central Managua.

1_Mercedes Obregon Montano-.jpg
 Doña Mercedes cleaning rocks from beans in front of the Montano home.
 Bread is sold door-to-door in the Managua neighborhoods.
 La Conchita, Doña Mercedes' sister, does the wash.
 Elba, Julio's wife, irons his uniforms. They live with their son in the Montano home.
6__Los_Hijos.jpg
 Doña Mercedes with their son, Julio Montano.   
 Angela, Doña Mercedes' daughter, sits with her two children holding the FSLN flag.
 La Conchita with a drawing of her grand niece Milena Montano.
 La Conchita takes me to her son's house on the other side of Managua.
 La Conchita with her son and his eight children.
 La Conchita quietly tells me her son is listening to Contra-supported radio.
 La Conchita says no to her son's request for money.
14_El_Terramoto.jpg
 Family photo album with old newspaper clippings from the 1972 earthquake.
 Milena Montano and I take a walk in central Managua 13 years after the earthquake of 1972.
 Angela's daughter Anna polishes shoes with black paint while her mother and grandmother talk.
18_La Insurrection.jpg
 Milena Montano helps her great aunt, La Conchita, pose with the AK47.
 Tires burn in the streets of Managua to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the revolution.
 Milena and her cousins clean the gun to prepare for civil defense.
 A previously-banned portrait of Augusto Sandino hangs in the living room of the Montano home.
23_Las Madres.jpg
 Doña Mercedes' son, Luis Felipe, joined the revolution against Somoza in 1972.
 Doña Mercedes with her sister and her granddaughter Anna visit the grave of her son. 185 compañeros were buried here, some alive, during their fight against Somoza.
 Doña Mercedes greets her friends at the AMLAE meeting house.
 Parade to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the revolution.
 Milena Montano with friends at the 6th anniversary celebration.
 During the celebration of the 6th anniversary, students dressed up at CIA, Contra-soldiers and Catholic priests to mock the opposition to the revolution.
 Medicine cabinet for 6 members of the Montano family-- the US embargo halted all imports.
 Doña Mercedes and her sister take an over-crowded taxi to the market.
 Beauty parlor in El Mercado Oriental, Central Managua.
 Barbershop at the Mercado Oriental.
 Angela and friend pour Coca-Cola.
 Drinking Coca-Cola on the front patio.
 Doña Mercedes listens to Radio Sandino every morning at 6am.
 Doña Mercedes sits on the front patio with her son Julio.
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 Doña Mercedes tells me to be careful boarding the bus in central Managua.
 Scene taken from bus window in Central Managua.