Terence Bunch

Photojournalist & Writer

The indigenous farmers of Bolivia are represented in a banner celebrating the power of the people. London. 17th September 2008. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Hands Off Latin America Protest. US Embassy, London. 17th September 2008.

By Published Last Edited 2008-09-17 00:00:00

By Terence Bunch, 17th September 2008.

Peace campaigners gather outside the US Embassy in London to protest the ongoing violence taking place in Bolivia as anti-government forces operating within the small nation are reported to be attempting to stage a coup against the left leaning government of Evo Morales.

South America has seen a move to governments characterised by democratic representation of the indigenous people leading to more equitable governments appearing throughout the region.

As a result, many of the resources in the region have been redistributed among the people, including revenue from energy production. The United States is reported to be actively attempting to de-stabilise the governments involved in order to prevent any further removal of funds from its potential indirect control.

As the situation escalates, the US Ambassadors to both Bolivia and Venezuela have been expelled, dozens of deaths have been reported and the US fourth fleet, moth-balled since WW2, is now operating in the region to provide "counter-illicit trafficking, Theater Security Cooperation, military-to-military interaction and bilateral and multinational training operations".

US Embassy, London. 17th September 2008.

A campaigner holds up a placard bearing the words YANKEE GO HOME.

A campaigner holds up a placard bearing the words YANKEE GO HOME.

A woman holds up references to the those who have been engaged in attempting to de-stablise the Bolivian government and who have, and are continuing, to overthrow democracy in the region.

A woman holds up references to the those who have been engaged in attempting to de-stablise the Bolivian government and who have, and are continuing, to overthrow democracy in the region.

A woman wears a tee-shirt with article 88 of the Venezualen constitution printed on the back. The constitution of Venezuela is popular among the people and is printed on the back of food packaging in order to ensure that the people are aware of their rights.

A woman wears a tee-shirt with article 88 of the Venezualen constitution printed on the back. The constitution of Venezuela is popular among the people and is printed on the back of food packaging in order to ensure that the people are aware of their rights.

A man stands with his arms folded behind another wearing the Venezuelan national flag.

A man stands with his arms folded behind another wearing the Venezuelan national flag.

A poster lays on the floor objecting to the subversion of South American politics by covert US subversives.

A poster lays on the floor objecting to the subversion of South American politics by covert US subversives.

A man holds onto a railing as he talks on a loudspeaker.

A man holds onto a railing as he talks on a loudspeaker.

As the region is de-stablised, Britain reflects on its own problems evident within the Labour Party, now mired in its own quicksand. A man holds a publication referring to how Labour appear to be staring into an abyss.

As the region is de-stablised, Britain reflects on its own problems evident within the Labour Party, now mired in its own quicksand. A man holds a publication referring to how Labour appear to be staring into an abyss.

A man holds a newspaper.

A man holds a newspaper.