|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Bolivia

Alleged Robber Dies in Bolivia After Being Beaten, Tied to Tree by Mob

LA PAZ A man died evidently of hypothermia in the south-central Bolivian province of Chuquisaca after local villagers tied him to a tree after allegedly surprising him while he was committing a robbery, a provincial official said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Sunday near Culpina, where the victim was seized by local residents who found him inside a house with two other accomplices, who managed to escape, according to the provincial prosecutor, Roberto Ramirez, as reported by Erbol radio.

The presumed criminal was tied to a tree and beaten by the enraged villagers, who then left him tied up at the site.

Some hours later, around midnight, police managed to recover the lifeless body of the man.

Lynchings of presumed criminals occur in Bolivia rather frequently and, as judicial experts have warned, demonstrate that a de facto death penalty prevails in the country via mob justice.

Local residents argue that they are applying so-called indigenous community justice, which is recognized in the Constitution implemented in 2009 but which does not condone the death penalty or even physical punishment.

Bolivian authorities and international entities, including the United Nations, have expressed their concern about acts of this kind, which police have been unable to stop, given that many rural areas do not have enough officers to be able to effectively confront furious mobs of local citizens.

According to human rights defense organizations, there are between 10 and 20 lynchings each year and a larger number of lynching attempts.

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:



 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved