Corinto is a port city with about 22.000 inhabitants on the northwestern Pacific coast of Nicaragua. It is located is located on a peninsula connected to the mainland by two bridges. The city, which belongs to the department of Chinandega, was founded in 1863 and named after the Greek city of Corinth. Here we have a collection with magnificent creations from Corinto photographed by graffiti hunter and streetart lover MAZZANTI. Check out her instagram channel, where she regualry presents great pictures from Sweden and from other countries all over the world.
Student Movement Memorial – RAFAEL FLORES
This great mural is titeled “23 de Julio” and reminds on the student protestes in 1959. The design and painting was done by artist RAFAEL FLORES and commemorates the riots and those who died in them. It was elaborated in July 2007 and restored in 2009 and in January of 2012.
“The university center C.U.U.N. UNAN LEÓN symbolizes the heroic deeds of its Heroes and Martyrs: Mauricio Martinez, Sergio Saldana, José Rubí and Erich Ramirez, who were slaughtered by the bullets of the Somoza dictatorship on the afternoon of July 23rd, 1959. Their blood has the historical dignity of the Student Movement. After 53 years of struggle for freedom they are still with us to the present.”
Artist: RAFAEL FLORES
Student Movement: MOVIMIENTO ESTUDIANTIL NICARAGÜENSE C.U.U.N. UNAN LEÓN
Photographer: MAZZANTI STREET ART
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