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Nobel winner VS Naipaul dies at 85

Novelist Sir VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, has died at his home in London aged 85, his family have said. Sir Vidia, who was born in rural Trinidad in 1932, was known for works including A Bend in the River and his masterpiece, A House for Mr Biswas. The author, who wrote
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Mar-Tech Roundup: SACI Falabella to Purchase E-retailer Linio for US $138M, Investors Like FLUVIP…

We are introducing a bi-weekly summary of the most exciting recent news in marketing technology and trends. If youre trying to keep up, consider this your one-stop shop. LATAM retailer SACI Falabella will purchase the online retailer Linio for US $138 million. Linio operates in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Panama. E-commerce in Latin
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Mar-Tech Roundup: SACI Falabella to Purchase E-retailer Linio for US $4.5M, Investors Like FLUVIP…

We are introducing a bi-weekly summary of the most exciting recent news in marketing technology and trends. If youre trying to keep up, consider this your one-stop shop. LATAM retailer SACI Falabella will purchase the online retailer Linio for US $138 million. Linio operates in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Panama. E-commerce in Latin
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Presidential regalia stolen from car in Bolivia

Bolivia's historic presidential medal and sash have been stolen from a car parked in a red light district in the city of El Alto. A military officer said he had left the historic emblems in a rucksack in his car, while on his way to the airport. The bag was later found by police in a local church after a tip-off. The gold medal is studded with emeralds and dates to
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Mexico court absolves former union boss Elba Gordillo

A Mexican federal court has dismissed charges against Elba Esther Gordillo, a former leader of the country's most powerful teachers union. Ms Gordillo led one of Latin America's largest unions and spent almost five years in prison awaiting trial. Last year she was transferred from jail and placed under house arrest. She was accused of embezzling union funds
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Peru poisoning: Ten die after eating contaminated food at wake

The number of people killed by suspected poisoned food after a wake in the Ayacucho region of southern Peru has risen to 10. The health minister said she suspected the food had come into contact with insecticide. Local hospitals said 21 people were in a serious condition. About 50 people attended the wake of a local man where a meat stew believed to be the source of the
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Venezuela cracks down on opposition in wake of ‘attack’

Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Juan Requesens has been arrested after President Nicolás Maduro accused him of involvement in Saturday's alleged drone attack against him. His arrest came as a powerful government official revealed plans to strip two lawmakers of their immunity. The government has blamed key opposition politicians for what they say was a bid to kill Mr
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Iván Duque: Colombia’s new president sworn into office

Colombia's newly-elected President Iván Duque took office on Tuesday, pledging to unite the country and improve economic growth. The conservative political newcomer was elected in June after a divisive election campaign where he saw off left-wing rival Gustavo Petro. In his inaugural address, the former lawyer pledged changes to tackle corruption and invigorate the