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Why are US tourists dying in Dominican Republic?

A New Jersey man has become at least the ninth US tourist to die in the Dominican Republic in a string of deaths the FBI is investigating. Relatives of Joseph Allen, 55, say he was healthy and had been a frequent visitor to the Caribbean island nation. Several of the tourists who died over the past year drank from their hotel minibar before falling ill, say family. The
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Guatemala election: Former First Lady Sandra Torres leads polls

Former First Lady Sandra Torres is currently ahead in the Guatemalan elections following the release of partial results. Around 49% of the votes have been counted so far. Ms Torres has just under 24% of the vote while her closest rival, Alejandro Giammattei, has 15%. Nineteen candidates are seeking to succeed President Jimmy Morales. The election is not expected to
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MAGNA: Latin American Advertising Market to Grow by 7.3% in 2019

What: MAGNA has released its summer 2019 update of advertising forecasts, which predict the Latin American advertising market to grow by +7.3% this year. Why it matters: Global market growth is slowing down compared to the record growth recorded in 2018 (+8%), mostly due to the lack of major cyclical events in 2019. According to the latest MAGNA report, global advertising
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SALES LEADS LATAM: HSBC, Palace Resorts, The Unicomer Group…

A summary for Corporate Marketers, Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now. For prior Sales Leads LatAm editions, click here. HSBC wants to triple both onshore and offshore revenues, profits and ebitda in Brazil within five years.HSBC sold its corporate and
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Jair Bolsonaro: Man who stabbed Brazil’s leader acquitted

Media playback is unsupported on your device A man who stabbed Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at a campaign rally last September has been acquitted, after a judge ruled he was mentally ill. Adélio Bispo de Oliveira cannot be tried under Brazilian law because he was not fully aware of his actions at the time, the federal judge concluded. But he said Mr de Oliveira