About That Fountain in Managua

Global Voices, in a piece named "Nicaragua: Back to Plaza de la Revolución, Again." talks about what is happening with the new ex-fountain in Managua. The article is filled with links to written information, audio and video.

It does offer some (probably pro-revolution) history to the picture such as:

In 1999, with Arnoldo Aleman as president (and after several murals dedicated to the revolution were erased by his government between 1990 and 1996) the government decided to rename the Plaza de la Revolucion to Plaza de la Republica, and build a musical water fountain at the center. The decision was criticized as an attempt to dismantle the symbols of the revolution of the 1980s.

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anyone have pix of the revolutionary murals?

Tony X Robins, Jinotega