Life has hit Solange Centeno, 20, hard. At a very young age, she came home one night to find her mother had been murdered by her boyfriend. Today the single mother is living through yet more hard times that she perhaps never imagined – she finds herself in jail with a long sentence for protesting against the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo.
“I was crying, I was angry, because they were taking away my cousin. Seeing that a policeman was filming, I got mad and threw the rock at him,” said the fourteen-year-old student from a Managua high school, who on November 22 came out in defense of her classmates.
“Glances of Resistance” is an exhibition of protest art by Nicaraguan artists that was presented from October 19-21 at the Grand Marche Stalingrad Museum in Paris. The exhibition included works of art produced in the context of the socio-political crisis that the country is currently going through.