Anonymous, Nicaragua: Los Favores de la Guerra algo sobre
Mexico City, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1978. Yellow folder, 35 x 23.5 cm, containing 10 stapled mimeographed sheets with cartoon-like drawings, each 33 x 21.5 cm. The front of the folder features the title ‘Nicaragua’ stamped in blue, and a handprint in red paint. Added in pencil is an unidentified signature, the edition size 20/100 and the year 78. The interior of the folder shows the stamped logo of UNAM.
The drawings refer to ‘Ttlatelolco 68 Nicaragua 78’, linking the Mexican state’s violent repression of the 1968 student protests to the Sandinista offensive in Nicaragua. It is quite possible this publication was made by students of The Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Several teachers at the school were affiliated with artists collectives such as Grupo Taller, Grupo Germinal, Grupo Mira or The Mexican Front of Cultural Workers’ who initiated artistic-activist projects in support of popular resistance movements in countries such as Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala etc. Felipe Ehrenberg, who also thought at UNAM, was active in Nicaragua setting up small press workshops, for example. A rare interesting document, in fine condition.