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User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

There is a game played here, called "teléfono descompuesto" (broken telephone). One person will think of a long phrase and whisper it to another person; this other person will pass it on to another, and then to another... until the last person in the line will say the phrase aloud. It's almost granted the phrase will differ considerably from the original, which often leads to some funny confusions. Big grin

Anyway, this seems to be the case with news articles as well...

This morning I read on the news about the greatest robbery in the history of the country (we're talking millions here!). Since it occurred inside a restricted area in the airport building, I thought it would be relevant to post something in Civil-Av, and so I searched for more sources of information (namely, articles in English).

The local media reports three gunmen held up the vehicle that transported the money, tied the driver and the guard, and fled with USD 8 million. No people were injured.

Reuters Latin America adds that the vehicle was transporting USD 11 million in total, of which 8 million were stolen.

Forbes.com (via Associated Press) also states that the amount stolen was 8 million, but gives the original amount transported as 22 million (!).

The Daily Telegraph in Australia reports the amount stolen as the whole 22 million (!!); it's also reporting a shootout where one person died (!!!)

I was puzzled to find out such differences in the reports from the same incident  crazy  ... I'll be sticking with the local media version, which I have confirmed in the three main newspapers here. But still, makes you wonder what happens with the news as they jump from source to source...

Saludos,
Carmen


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User currently offlineAer From Guatemala, joined Mar 2004, 1048 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

Still, like most people I wanted one of those bags heheheheh.  Wink (I wish)


nice and spacious airports in need of new airlines and flights... GUA or FRS anyone?... anyone at all?
User currently offlineAussie18 From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1756 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1661 times:
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The Australian Article doesnt state they took the whole 22Mil just states "GUNMEN held up a truck carrying $US22 million" without elaborating on how much they took,But in Australia we like our news dramatized abit. Big grin

User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2):
But in Australia we like our news dramatized abit

yes thats the habit of news outlets here


User currently offlineCFCUQ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 712 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

Don't fart in a middle eastern state! Headlines will report "Bomb blast outside hotel, injures one, hemmorhoid surgurey possible!" Victim stated : "That damned curry!"

User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

Damn, I had forgotten about this thread...

Quoting Aer (Reply 1):
Still, like most people I wanted one of those bags heheheheh

Hahaha, I can assure you weren't the only one!

Chatting with a friend from El Salvador: "Hey Carmen, that security company where you work wasn't the one in charge of the money in the airport, was it?"

Thank God it wasn't...  relieved 

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2):
The Australian Article doesnt state they took the whole 22Mil just states "GUNMEN held up a truck carrying $US22 million" without elaborating on how much they took

Still, the truck wasn't carrying 22 million (or so they say)...

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2):
But in Australia we like our news dramatized abit.

Reminds me of that joke where the American sees a kangaroo and asks the Australian what kind of animal is that. "What, don't you have grasshoppers in America?" Big grin



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User currently offlineAussie18 From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1756 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1632 times:
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Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 5):
Reminds me of that joke where the American sees a kangaroo and asks the Australian what kind of animal is that. "What, don't you have grasshoppers in America?"

LMAO  Silly


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8465 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2):
The Australian Article doesnt state they took the whole 22Mil just states "GUNMEN held up a truck carrying $US22 million" without elaborating on how much they took,But in Australia we like our news dramatized abit



Quoting VHVXB (Reply 3):
yes thats the habit of news outlets here

Lets not forget it is the daily telegraph. More fiction then fact.


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 7):
Lets not forget it is the daily telegraph. More fiction then fact.

Oh tell me about. Everyday they publish some crap about the governement organisation that I work for and most of the time none of it is true.


User currently offlineAer From Guatemala, joined Mar 2004, 1048 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 5):
Damn, I had forgotten about this thread...

Quoting Aer (Reply 1):
Still, like most people I wanted one of those bags heheheheh

Hahaha, I can assure you weren't the only one!

It still worries me though if TSA or the FAA declare GUA as an airport not worthy of international flights, that would kill Guatemala for good.

Hehehe, hey if you wanted the airport outside the city, well now you got it => SAL



nice and spacious airports in need of new airlines and flights... GUA or FRS anyone?... anyone at all?
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Quoting Aer (Reply 9):
It still worries me though if TSA or the FAA declare GUA as an airport not worthy of international flights, that would kill Guatemala for good.

Naaah... Last year there was a $7.4 million robbery in MIA and it still gets international flights.  

Then again, there was that $129 million robbery at Heathrow... but that was Monopoly money  

Forgot to add:

As much as I love the place and have good friends there...

Quoting Aer (Reply 9):
Hehehe, hey if you wanted the airport outside the city, well now you got it => SAL

... no way in hell we're letting that happen!  box 

[Edited 2006-09-20 16:27:15]


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