The wrong hemisphere?

March 12, 2010

Venezuela murder-rate quadrupled under Chavez -NGO

gbu equator 280With a murder rate of 140 per 100,000 citizens, Venezuela’s capital Caracas has the highest murder rate in South America, only exceeded in the hemisphere by Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez.

In your story you incorrectly state that Venezuela is in the same hemisphere as Mexico.

Venezuela is in the Southern Hemisphere and Mexico is in the Northern Hemisphere.


Venezuela is indeed in South America, but I believe the entire country is located north of the equator. That puts it in the Northern Hemisphere – the same as Mexico: GBU Editor

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