Who the hell was Montoya?… / 2006 – 10

It is ironic the extent to which heroes are forgotten as their monuments gain importance as landmarks and in Managua’s urban sense of self. Your average person does not know what Montoya did, or why his is pointing, much less who was this young soldier, who is immortalized in a statue that is an important urban landmark in Nicaragua’s capital city. Who the devil was Montoya? …Collective oblivion…. Is this the glory of a nation?.

Photos: Pedro Meyer, Camilla Corben, Marcos Agudelo