Grew up in a 3rd world country on entirely unrelated continent....would NOT set my foot to South American backwoods, no offense to anyone! See a lot of tourists, esp. young kids head "out there", to 3rd world countries kind of wide-eyed and with a view of a world being kind of playground, etc, "everything possible", "don't live in fear"... feel like they're walking the edge of abyss, considering the things I've seen growing up, war, kidnappings, slavery, etc out there...where the light of statue of Libery doesn't shine...people head out to same countries to the mountains...I'd prefer to have mountain lion trainer job, thanks, think it's safer.
"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.
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?
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.
I bet Peruvian Indians would find American habit to house and fatten up murderers to be a little strange...I bet they might even think there's some kind of deity worship going on...really weird customs of the Western world...I wonder if this'd been supporting phishtaco theory all along. I bet seeing how Western culture glorifies violence via Hollywood movies and by housing and feeding the worst criminals, Peruvian villagers decided bloodthirsty tourist creatures were after them...