When the civilian President Maduro burns in effigy, soldiers can still warm their hands around the flames.
Somebody built an effigy of President Peña Nieto that was 20 feet high.
Meanwhile, in South Yorkshire, anti-Thatcher activists burned an effigy of the controversial leader.
1530s, "image of a person," from Middle French effigie (13c.), from Latin effigies "copy or imitation of something, likeness," from or related to effingere "mold, fashion, portray," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + fingere "to form, shape" (see fiction). The Latin word was regarded as plural and the -s was lopped off by 18c. Specifically associated with burning, hanging, etc., at least since 1670s.