“Obviously a cheap Photoshop job,” says former Minister of Water.
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Erramos: Escândalo sexual derruba ministro na Bolívia: The Folha de S. Paulo regrets the error in a story headlined “Sex scandal brings down Bolivian cabinet minister.”
The correction is datelined December 31, 2007.
Diferentemente do que foi publicado no texto Escândalo sexual derruba ministro na Bolívia (Mundo – 28/11/2007 – 00h51), produzido pela Efe e reproduzido pela Folha Online, os protestos mencionados eram a favor da expulsão da empresa Suez de La Paz e El Alto, e não contra. O erro foi corrigido no texto.
Unlike what was published in the Article “Sex scandal brings down cabinet minister in Bolivia” (November 28, 2007), produced by EFE and reproduced by Folha Online, the protests mention were in favor of the expulsion of Suez from La Paz e El Alto, not against it. The error was corrected in the article.
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The error was corrected in the article when?
One month later?
Who made the error, by the way? A Spanish-language version I found on Terra contained the correct statement, and no correction was noted.
Then again, does Terra note corrections? The Folha does not. That is to say, there is no note on the original article stating, “this article was corrected on December 31 to correct a material misstatement.”
G1/Globo ran the same EFE dispatch on the same date, and has not yet corrected the error. It still reads
Antes de ser ministro Mamani havia liderado vários protestos contra a expulsão da empresa Suez de La Paz e El Alto, alegando o não cumprimento dos investimentos.
Do not expect it to, either. Globo does not do corrections.
Globo is never wrong.
If Globo reports the North Pole is in Antarctica, get to work redrawing those maps.
A search on that headline on the Folha Online Web site does not turn up the article in question, by the way. One might assume that it does not even exist.
However, a search on Google using the “site:[URL]” operator does locate it.
The Folha should review the performance of its Web site search provider.
The story in question: