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couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jun 7, 2013 - 09:13am PT
Meanwhile, in nearby Bolivia.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/bolivian-villagers-bury-suspected-killer-alive

"LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Villagers in Bolivia's southern highlands buried a man alive in the grave of the woman he is suspected of having raped and murdered, an official said Thursday.

Police had identified 17-year-old Santos Ramos as the possible culprit in the attack on 35-year-old Leandra Arias Janco Sunday in a Quechua community near the municipality of Colquechaca, said Jose Luis Barrios, the chief prosecutor in Potosi province where the community is located.

Enraged, more than 200 community members seized Ramos and buried him alive alongside his alleged victim Wednesday night, according to Barrios. He said residents on Thursday blocked the road to the community, preventing police and prosecutors from reaching it.

A local reporter for an indigenous radio station, who would only speak on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, told The AP that Ramos was tied up at the woman's funeral. Mourners threw him into the open grave, placed the woman's coffin in it and filled the grave with earth."......


...more, click link if interested. Interesting comments section.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jun 7, 2013 - 10:46am PT
Sounds reasonable to me.
Bargainhunter

climber
Jun 10, 2013 - 04:51am PT
Couchmaster left out the most important paragraph in the link above:

"Also in Potosi, residents of the Quechua indigenous community of Tres Cruces on Wednesday stoned to death a suspected thief and burned his accomplice alive, Barrios said. The official said the two had earlier robbed a car and killed its driver."

View the American tourists in Peru as the possible thieves or the victims in the above paragraph, and consider their possible outcomes. Do you still want to judge them?
Les

Trad climber
Bahston
Jun 10, 2013 - 10:31am PT
Checked out their blog about this time this was all going down, and from the Costa Rica leg of their trip, saw this:

>It was entertaining enough though and we stayed for a few hours. It was only after Jed took it upon himself to de-arm a drunk guy who had found a huge American flag and was obnoxiously waving it around hitting people in the head, that I decided it was time for us to leave. Someone needed to do it, but I was still surprised by Jed’s abrupt actions of yanking the flag out of this guys hands and telling him that was ENOUGH. When I expressed my surprise to Jed, I laughed that his reasoning was not that he was going to hurt someone with the long metal flag pole he was swinging around, but simply that he was making American’s look bad waving an American flag at the Nicaraguan party.
Come on Jed….Why shouldn’t we do that? America…. F*** Yeah!!<

Then the stuff about going back there with his green beret (or however he misspelled it) buddies to shoot up the place, just kind of made me wonder a little about this dude. But whatever.

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