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Brazil's Itau appoints Alvaro Pimentel to head Latam ops

FILE PHOTOA logo of Itau bank is seen in a branch at Vina del Mar, Chile July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's biggest lender, Itau Unibanco Holding SA ITUB4.SA, has tapped Alvaro Pimentel to head its operations in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, it said on Monday.

Pimentel, who was chief executive of Itau Colombia, will replace Cesar Blaquier, the bank said in a statement.

Reporting by Aluisio Alves; Writing by Carolina Mandl; Editing by Richard Chang

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