Correction of the Day: A Big, "Fat" Mistake

By: E&P Staff 'The New York Times' ran an editors' note this morning, to correct the record on an article that appeared on Jan. 13, written from Rio de Janeiro, about the "obesity epidemic" in Brazil.

The note continues: "The article talked about the anomaly of obesity in a body-conscious society known to the world for beaches, bikinis and the girl from Ipanema.

"Two photographs with the article showed overweight people at Brazilian beaches. The photographer, a freelance who worked independently from the writer, believed that all the people he photographed were Brazilians. But three women in one picture have now told the newspaper O Globo that they were visitors from Europe. While the article itself has not been questioned, The Times regrets that the nationalities of the women in the photo were not verified."


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