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Latin America is Bank Santander’s Cash Box

Latin America  represents 51% of group’s profits; In Argentina, Santander Río is its biggest private entity Emilio Botín, the powerful chairman of the Santander group who died on Tuesday, had strong ties with Latin America that went well-beyond the financial elite. He rubbed shoulders with Spanish royalty and regularly received political leaders and heads-of-state at his office in Madrid. Botín was able to take advantage of cultural and language ties to rapidly expand his group into Latin America, where…