Future Lost

Pedro X. Molina, October 4, 2018.
"Faber López was a police officer, who at some point during the protests againt the
Ortegan government decided enough was enough and handed in his resignation.
He was forced into the street, where he was killed on July 8. He was killed
by the police, according to his mother".

@Inktober is now in its ninth year dedicating one month to the basic act of drawing. Free of the demands from editors and other customers, this is an occasion created to let the pen run free. It is a celebration of the infinite possibilities of hand and pen. What is otherwise toned down, can now twirl and twist with just the one requirement that each day during October should produce its own drawing.

Pedro X. Molina, October 6, 2018.
"Rayneia Lima was a Brazilian medical student in Nicaragua. She was killed by
paramilitaries when she was driving home after finishing her shift at a local hospital.
She was 31".

While Inktober is toning down the content for the form, Pedro X. Molina is dedicating the daily deadline to a subject that has been drowned in all that has taken place in Nicaragua this spring and summer. He declares the cartoon an instrument and his present task is an extensive one morally and workwise to get every detail right. Pedro X. Molina is dedicating each day to a Nicaraguan, who has lost her or his life by hands of the Ortega's paramilitary groups. More often than not a young person, now given a face and their personal data for their moment of recognition.

The young could in terms of dates already belong to a past, yet what they stood for is as important and unresolved as ever, and so their loss is given a presence on why they were denied a future.

Pedro X. Molina, October 7, 2018.
"Matt Romero, a high school student was participating in a march for the freedom of political
prisoners on September 23, where he was killed. He was 16".

They are each looking directly at us with welcoming generosity. They are not confronting us. Theirs are the open faces of the young in contrast to the disguised militants, who took their lives. These are the ones, who have been called derogatory names by Rosario Murillo. Now we see the true light of their faces. They are the future lost.

Each is presented with a piece of characteristics or a symbol on the human that were here mere moments ago. The soft apparel of the former uniformed policeman, for one. Most notable are the recurring blue and white stripes. They are Nicaragua.

Pedro X. Molina's #inktober2018 can be followed at his Instagram account @pxmolina.

Pedro X. Molina, October 5, 2018.
"Erick Cubillo was a student at Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria.
In killing him, his two-year old daughter was left without her father".

The cartoons shown are courtesy of Pedro X. Molina: PLEASE SHARE THEM.

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