Venezuela mobs kick, burn thieves in lynching epidemic

 | Alexander MARTINEZ
 06/16/2017 10:38 AM MDT
Venezuela Violence
Credit: Diariocritico de Venezuela -  Flickr

Caracas (AFP) - Swearing in fury, the crowd strips the man naked and stomps on his head as he sprawls on the ground.

"You want things that come easy? Then take this, you bastard."

In Venezuela, this is what robbers get when they are caught by passers-by.

It is not just the country's economy and political system that are sick, but society itself, experts say. An epidemic of lynchings is one of the most gruesome symptoms.