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Venezuela murder-rate quadrupled under Chavez -NGO
With 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
Ukraine to borrow abroad to pay for April T-bills
KIEV, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Ukraine will try to borrow abroad soon in order to meet a hefty bill for domestic debt due in April, deputy finance minister Andriy Kravets said on Monday, indicating however that the loan would be not be public.
An observation, not a question. Will you please stop spelling Kyiv by the old transliteration from Russian.
Matrimoni gay, da Città del Messico il primo ok sudamericano
Reading your headlines in Reuters Italy I read one that says: Gay marriage in Mexico , the first one in Southamerica. I would like to tell you that Mexico is NOT located in south america. I think this is a very big mistake.
Yes. We corrected: GBU Editor
A gay couple kisses outside the city’s assembly in Mexico City December 21, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar
Travel Picks: Top 10 chocolate museums****** 3. Pannys Amazing World of Chocolate, Phillip Island Chocolate Factory; Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria, Canada******You have an error in this article. Number three is listed as Pannys Amazing World of Chocolate, Phillip Island Chocolate Factory; Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria, Canada.******It’s not in Victoria Canada, it’s in Victoria, Australia.*********Lorri******Indeed. We corrected: GBU Editor***
Model Nikole poses in a dress of chocolate wrapping in front of the Cologne cathedral in a 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender
Queen of Denamrk Margrethe II arrives at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Congress at the Opera house in Copengahen October 1, 2009….
Did you notice this caption talks about COPENGAHEN?
Sigh. Yes. And Denamrk, too. We had to correct a whole bunch of photo captions in this series: GBU Editor
British teen becomes youngest to sail world solo
Mike Perham suffered knockdowns and damage to his yacht during the 24,000-mile (38,700-km) trip and the teenager from Hertfordshire, southern England, said he was now looking forward to a “good meal and a very good night’s sleep.”
Four killers of US official could escape death-lawyer
Granville was the first U.S. official to be killed in Khartoum for more than 30 years. He was returning home from New Year celebrations on Jan. 1, 2008, when he and Rahama were shot. Granville was from near Buffalo, close to New York City.
In today’s news story you state that Buffalo, the home of murdered US aid worker John Granville, is “close to New York City.”
The event (at which President Obama was the keynote speaker)is taking place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (The Ronald Reagan Building), Washington, DC.