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[-] [email protected] 86 points 2 weeks ago

I went on a walking tour in Bogota years back and the tour guide made sure to let us know never to eat Chiquita bananas because of this

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Massacre?wprov=sfti1

Sorry don’t know how to hyperlink on mobile

[-] [email protected] 29 points 2 weeks ago

resulting in the deaths of 47 to 2000 people

Kinda wide margin there

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 weeks ago

I thin kit's in the ballpark of 3 to 75,000

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 weeks ago

Kinda weird that 47 deaths would seem like "is that all?"

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago

Seems a bit intentional:

General Cortés Vargas, who commanded the troops during the massacre, took responsibility for 47 casualties. In reality, the exact number of casualties has never been confirmed. Herrera Soto, co-author of a comprehensive and detailed study of the 1928 strike, has put together various estimates given by contemporaries and historians, ranging from 47 to as high as 2,000.[1] According to Congressman Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, the killed strikers were thrown into the sea.[1] Other sources claim that the bodies were buried in mass graves.[2]

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 weeks ago

I can't remember if I killed one person with my car yesterday or if it was 42 people

[-] [email protected] 21 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

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[-] [email protected] 82 points 2 weeks ago

I think about this tweet a lot.

[-] [email protected] 147 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

My favorite tweet from that first day of all hell breaking loose when you could buy the check mark was that Tesla account that said a second Tesla has hit the world trade center

Edit- oh and how can we forget the tweet about free insulin that did massive damage to that company's stocks

[-] [email protected] 73 points 2 weeks ago

It was hilarious seeing companies scrambling to do damage control and showing their full ass in the process!

[-] [email protected] 33 points 2 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 44 points 2 weeks ago

The irony of posting links to Reddit while talking about Twitter on Lemmy.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 2 weeks ago

I thought about that and came

to the conclusion, that it's the best way to post because it credits the guy who actually found and sort-of archived it instead of just reposting the images

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago

I just wish people would learn to crop their shit

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago

It was a good way to do it, just found it amusing

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 weeks ago

Absolutely hilarious and completely predictable 🤦‍♂️

[-] [email protected] 76 points 2 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 22 points 2 weeks ago

Chiquita tell me what's wrong...

[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 weeks ago

You're enchained by your own sorrow...

[-] [email protected] 11 points 2 weeks ago

You mean a fake account with a checkmark?

Who would have guessed that would happen?

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 weeks ago

As a Brazilian I can tell that the bottom one is the fake one

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 weeks ago

and intervention by the United States in Central America

Of course

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 weeks ago

I like to imagine they used banana's as guns.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

"Since overthrow of President Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954 in a US-backed coup in support of the United Fruit Company (now Chiquita Banana)." From Google.

Also Chiquita to plead guilty to ties with terrorists 2007

The company has long history of evil.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 weeks ago

"I can quit any time I want!"

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