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Tour Bus Incident near Tikal #17993
03/31/04 01:11 PM
03/31/04 01:11 PM
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Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline OP
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FYI: As the below story from Prensa Libre reports, 18 Americans in a tour bus near Tikal were stopped and robbed by four armed bandits on March 30. Under the new administration in Guatemala, things are getting better ... but unfortunately incidents like this still happen in the Peten.

--Lan Sluder


Asaltan a turistas en Petén

Por : Rigoberto Escobar López

Sujetos armados despojaron de dinero y objetos de valor a 18 estadounidenses, en la ruta al Parque Nacional Tikal, ayer.

Ovidio Aldana Fajardo, jefe de la Policía Nacional Civil (PNC), en Petén, confirmó lo anterior y añadió que de inmediato se ordenó el rastreo de los cuatro presuntos asaltantes en las cercanías de la aldea El Caoba, Flores, en el kilómetro 36, ruta a Tikal.

Las víctimas se conducían en el microbús de la empresa Servicios Turísticos de Petén (STP), placas C-85828, guiado por Pedro Espinoza Peña.


Rudel Alvarez, operador de turismo, lamentó el hecho y pidió a la Policía que dé más seguridad a los visitantes extranjeros.

Lan Sluder/Belize First
Re: Tour Bus Incident near Tikal #17994
03/31/04 04:01 PM
03/31/04 04:01 PM
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This rough translation might be helpful for a mostly English speaking board...

They assault tourists in Petén
By: Rigoberto Field of Broom Lopez
Armed subjects undressed of money and objects of value to 18 Americans, in the route to the National Park Tikal, yesterday. Ovid Aldana Fajardo, head of Polici'a Nacional Civil (PNC), in Petén, confirmed the previous thing and added that immediately the tracking of the four presumed attackers in the neighborhoods of the village was ordered the Mahogany, Flowers, in kilometer 36, route to Tikal. The victims conducted in the microbus of Tourist the Servicios company of Petén (STP), C-85828 plates, guided by Pedro Espinoza Rock.
Security Rudel Alvarez, operator of tourism, lamented the fact and requested to the Police that gives more security to the foreign visitors.

Re: Tour Bus Incident near Tikal #17995
03/31/04 04:16 PM
03/31/04 04:16 PM
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Asheville, NC USA
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline OP
Lan Sluder/Belize First  Offline OP
That's the problem with those pesky machine translations!

--Lan Sluder

Lan Sluder/Belize First
Re: Tour Bus Incident near Tikal #17996
03/31/04 04:57 PM
03/31/04 04:57 PM
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Yep - but most people get the drift...

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