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Dr Bumbum, Brazil cosmetic surgeon, charged with murder

A celebrity Brazilian cosmetic surgeon known as Dr Bumbum has been charged with murdering one of his patients. Dr Denis Furtado performed an operation on patient Lilian Calixto to enlarge her buttocks in his own flat, helped by his mother, girlfriend and maid. He used a far larger dose of a chemical than advisable during the procedure, the charge sheet said. Moreover,
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New Paraguayan President Abdo Benítez sworn in

Right-wing former Senator Mario Abdo Benítez has been sworn in as the new president of Paraguay after defeating his liberal rival in April elections. Mr Abdo Benítez is the son of a close aide to ex-military dictator Alfredo Stroessner, and has faced criticism for defending the former leader's record. He replaces Horacio Cartes. Both are from the conservative
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Mexico violence: Newly elected Congresswoman kidnapped

A newly elected Mexican Congresswoman, Norma Azucena Rodríguez Zamora, has been kidnapped at gunpoint on a highway in central Hidalgo state. Two men shot at Ms Rodríguez's car, injuring an assistant and the driver and causing the vehicle to flip over. The gunmen pulled Ms Rodríguez from the car and forced her into their vehicle. The kidnapping comes little more
Latin America

Mar-Tech Roundup: Investor Beringea Pours US $5.5M Into Social Media Content Creator Popular Pays

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. Meltwater has announced it is opening up its AI platform, Fairhair.ai, to give developers and data scientists the tools to: connect and organize internal and external data by a knowledge graph; access
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Ecuador accident: Second deadly crash within three days

At least 24 people have been killed in a bus accident east of the Ecuadorean capital, Quito. The bus collided with an SUV carrying five people, three of whom died. Most of the 38 people listed on the bus's passenger list are Colombians and Venezuelans, officials said. The accident comes just two days after 12 fans of Barcelona SC football club were killed when the
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Chile minister resigns over Human Rights Museum row

Chile's culture minister, Mauricio Rojas, has resigned after criticism over comments he made in 2015 about a human rights museum. Mr Rojas came under fire after it was revealed that he had questioned the validity of the museum in Santiago. He called it a montage and said its purpose was to shock visitors and manipulate history. The Museum of History and Human
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Ecuador bus crash: 12 Barcelona SC fans killed

At least 12 fans of Ecuadorean football team Barcelona SC have been killed and 30 injured when the bus they were travelling in overturned. The fans were returning from an away game in Cuenca where the team from Guayaquil had drawn against Deportivo Cuenca. It is not yet clear what caused the bus to overturn on the road. Barcelona SC is one of the most popular teams in
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