In the next couple of posts, I'll show you some highlights of political graffiti, focusing on Bolivia but also including Chile and Paraguay. First up: the eastern Bolivian metropolis of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
|Invoking the name of the Falange Socialista Boliviana (FSB), the now defunct Franquist-inspired Bolivian fascist party of yesteryear, right-wing youths in Santa Cruz demand federalism (i.e. autonomy for the eastern departments).|
|'Loving in freedom and being happy': graffito defending the equality of LGBTQ people. Stencilled graffiti like this are common.|
|'The struggle belongs to the people, not to the parties! TIPNIS resist!' In support of TIPNIS, the protected indigenous territory through which the government is trying to build a road (turning its own base against it in the process).|
|Capitalism destroys flora, fauna and human life. 'We the poor have rights.'|
|Left-wing graffito ('socialism or death') painted over and given the coup de grace by fascist stencil graffiti.|
|'Long live communism.'|