Bolivians dangle ‘death dolls’ to warn off thieves

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In this Aug. 17, 2013 photo, a doll hangs from a street lamp as a warning to potential criminals in El Alto, Bolivia. Mob violence erupts sporadically across Latin America in places where close-knit communities feel unprotected by police, while death dolls have become a common sight in an impoverished city plagued by crime. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — A sinister warning dangles above the burned-out hulk of a minibus in this sprawling sister city to Bolivia's capital: A faded effigy tied to a power line as if it had been hanged.