BOLIVIA: Executed

"I am innocent!" The words came from a young man, his back against a wall. A moment later eight rifles spat fire and lead. The young man fell forward, dead. He was 28-year-old Alfredo Jauregui who, a week before, had drawn a black ballot† that meant death for the murder in 1917 of General Jose Manuel Pando, onetime President of Bolivia.

†Since, according to Bolivian law, only one person can be executed for a murder, a lottery was held to decide which of four convicted prisoners should die for the crime.


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