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Romero Presente

ID Number: 21149
Maker: Juan Fuentes
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: 1991
Place Made: United States: California, San Francisco
Measurements: 76.2 cm x 55.9 cm; 30 in x 22 in
Main Subject: El Salvador (Latin America: Caribbean and Central America)
Materials: Matte paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Lillian Jimenez (El Salvador) To the soldiers of El Salvador who from 1931 to 1980 have ruled the country through a military dictatorship All flesh and bones are thus betrayed, these sons of dogs who cover life with tar attempting to darken the Sun. Loot at them standing before History the uiversal truth, before the living and the dead who speak from the graves and attest to their deeds. Behind their uniforms thousands of skeletons are crying who are calmly awaiting with hope their appointed hour There is a chill that causes the earth to tremble and frightens the birds from the forest. The military men are a sophism and simultaneously a dialect, products without reason of the reason of class. They are men without authentic manhood. But tomorrow Even without desiring it, they will have to see what must be seen. They will have to pay for the horrible fate of each victim, for all the lips they silenced, for all the dreams they ripped out of our breasts. Tomorrow, in nthe center of their eyes, the coffins will open up. They will see face to face all those whom they have assassinated, all the luminous immortal fallen. The thousands and thousands of tortured and slain will rise as a rising tide against them. [in pencil] 1/60 Juan Fuentes 91 4.

Acquisition Number: 2004-049

Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG with permission.

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