AMA Y NO OLVIDA – Museum of Memory against Impunity” was built with the purpose of contributing to dignify the victims of state violence in Nicaragua as of April 2018, and to honor their memory. The museum disputes the official narrative that criminalizes citizens who participated in civic protests and opposes the climate of impunity fostered by the Nicaraguan government. In the museum there are portraits of the victims, as well as information and accounts of the events, photos, audiovisual materials and various documents that allow us to dimension the context of social protest.

AMA Y NO OLVIDA was created with a participatory approach in which the members of the Asociación Madres de Abril (AMA) have assumed an active role in the gathering of information, as well as in designing and presenting the museum. This initiative is supported by the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH), the Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences (ACN) and many individual citizens committed to the search for truth and justice. This museum is the contribution of AMA to the defense of human rights and the reestablishment of the rule of law through the active construction of the memory of their relatives.

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A Labor of Love

The process of creating “AMA Y NO OLVIDA, Museum of Memory against Impunity” has been and will continue to be a labor of love, of loving and not forgetting. At the center of this work is the love we have for our family members; and around this love are the strength, the courage, and the strive for freedom and justice that we inherited from them. To answer the question: “What can we do with all this pain?” We can collectivize the pain, love, hope, and the longing for justice.

In this space, the victims, our victims, appear PRESENT. The museum-altar concept allows us to honor them and at the same time tell the truth about who they were, what happened to them, and strengthen the demand for justice that we make together with the people of Nicaragua. And thus, always honoring them as we walk, we will continue to sow the memory of our relatives so that it flourishes, grows and lives full of truth and justice.

Emilia Yang Rappaccioli



Museo de la Memoria contra la Impunidad




Love the Truth, Love Justice,

AMA y No Olvida

AMA Y NO OLVIDA, Museum of Memory against Impunity is our first collective memory effort, which gathers our voices to make them heard and make them public. We have done it even under the repression and persecution of the Ortega-Murillo dictatorship, which shows our unwavering will. Despite so much pain, we make our commitment to freedom, justice and democracy stronger than ever. With our actions we are exposing the serious human rights violations that have occurred during this time of repression, with the aim that the Nicaraguan State assumes responsibility for what happened and so that the rest of the citizens are motivated to undertake the task of transformation necessary for Non-Repetition.

AMA Y NO OLVIDA (LOVE AND DO NOT FORGET) is an expression of resistance in and of itself. The voice and the memory of those who are absent are reborn here. It is a space to honor the memory, the fighting spirit and the dignity of those who did not hesitate to give their lives to establish the foundations for developing a life in freedom. Vindicating, not forgetting and dignifying the victims is also recognizing them as fair social and political actors. AMA Y NO OLVIDA is a place to seek and preserve the truth, a place to reflect on what we are and should be as individuals and as a society. It is a place to remember, a place of struggle to build a new Nicaragua.

Francys Valdivia Machado

Presidenta de Asociación Madres de Abril (AMA)

About the Museum


Emilia Yang Rappaccioli
Producción Audiovisual
Mapache Jambado
Daniela Mora
Capeto Carrión
Isaac González
Desarrollo Web
Alanna Cassias Foilose
Augusto Machado
Ale Cruz
Salvador Zelaya
María Angélica Fauné
Análisis Jurídico
Miriam Carolina García Santamaría
Redacción textos
Margarita Vannini
Sylvia Ruth Torres
María Patricia Lindo Jerez
Edición textos
Gabriela Selser
Diseño Sonoro: Rodrigo Castro
Guitarra: Christopher Arauz
Marimba: Josellin Largaespada
Temas originales
“Héroes de Abril” Jandir Rodríguez
“Dale una luz” Katia y Salvador Cardenal, Música por Age Aleksandersen
"El Pueblo Unido" Sergio Ortega
"La Danza Negra" Elías Palacio
María E. Ortega
Roberto Guillén
C Gabriela V.
Margherita Rojas
Colectivo Hora Cero
Atahualpa Quintero
Le chat noir
The Introvert Bee
María Rosales
Apoyo psicosocial
Marlene Alvarez
Exhibición y montaje
Daysi Cruz
Vale Alemán
Oscar Fox
Luciana Chamorro
Alejandro Gómez
Gladioska García
Desiree Elizondo
Universidad Centroamericana (UCA)
Academia de Ciencias de Nicaragua (ACN)
Centro Nicaragüense de Derechos Humanos (CENIDH)
Marlin Sierra
Ruth Castillo
Juanita Bermúdez
Milena García