Mandela’s death unleashes outpouring of typos

As scores of international dignitaries gathered in Johannesburg to bid a solemn farewell to global icon Nelson Mandela, the Spanish press marked the occasion by screwing up as many of their names as possible.

Here’s El Mundo, casually flubbing the name of the world’s most powerful man:
Mandela El Mundo Barak zoom

La Razón couldn’t be bothered with either the president of Brazil or the secretary-general of the United Nations:
Mandela La Razón zoom

Poor Ban Ki-moon also suffered orthographic abuse—twice—in different ways—in the same paragraph!—at the hands of La Voz de Galicia:
Mandela La Voz de Galicia zoom

Meanwhile, over at RTVE, George Bush is apparently now French, whereas the president of France is not:
Mandela RTVE zoom

In case you thought it couldn’t get any worse, here’s El Mundo again, sullying the name of Oprah Winfrey:
Mandela El Mundo Oprah zoom

To their credit (I guess), nobody got creative with M-A-N-D-E-L-A.


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