14 November 2012

BOLIVIA : Criminals In El Alto To Suffer Harsh New Penalties For Crimes.


      A new court in El Alto...a crowded suburb of La Paz...will punish indigena criminals harshly.
     But not with the normal jail time.
     Thieves caught 3 times...will have a hand amputated...and sex offenders will suffer chemical castration.
     Leaders say harsh punishments are 'the only way to stop those crimes.'
     It is all a part of a 2010 measure that allows native people to administer their own forms of community justice.