Note: All inter-world communication was heavily monitored by the government in this era of suspicion and subterfuge. Clandestine organizations were constantly being forced to innovate with coded messages that could be sent as part of an otherwise innocuous seeming message, even if it is being closely scrutinized by human and digital eyes. Hiding the code in elements of photos and paintings was popular for a time, as human eyes often couldn’t see past the whole, and algorithms were unable to read anything that was even a little visually abstract. This painting was likely meant to be broadcast as part of a fabricated news release about First Vice Marshall Betancourt herself, making the painting of the woman seem like a supplemental thing. The text would have been scoured for code, but the image may have been overlooked.