Arlen Siu, martyr of the Sandinista revolution. Known as “La Chinita” (The Chinese Girl), she was active in the music group Pancasan and also fought against Somoza’s National Guard in the early years of the war. She died in combat in 1972 at age 20. She also wrote a number of essays on Marxism which I have been thus far unsuccessful in finding online. I may try to contact the FSLN directly to get a hold of them.

Since I didn’t have time to do a Song of the Day, here’s a link to a video of famed Nicaraguan folk singer Carlos Mejia Godoy performing his song "El Zenzontle Pregunta por Arlen" (The Mockingbird is Asking About Arlen), dedicated to her memory.

Powerful women revolutionaries should be promoted widely!!!