Mario Alvarez Dugan

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Mario Alvarez Dugan (died December 13, 2008) was a Dominican editor and journalist who served as the head editor of Hoy, a newspaper published in Santo Domingo, from 1988 until his death in 2008.[1]

Dugan began his career as a sports commentator and announcer.[1] He became the general editor of Deportes in 1958.[1] Additionally, Dugan founded and managed two now defunct Dominican equestrian magazines, Handicap and El Enllave.[1]

Dugan joined the staff of the El Caribe in 1966, later serving as the newspaper's chief editor during the 1970s.[1] Dugan also worked within the management of the El Nacional, but left that particular paper in 1988 to become editor of Hoy. He remained editor of Hoy until his death in 2008.[1]

He was inducted into the Dominican sports hall of fame in 1993.[1] Dugan authored several sports related books on administrative corruption in athletics, sports anecdotes and the history of baseball in the Dominican Republic.[1]

Dugan died at a hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on December 13, 2008, just days after he was admitted suffering from heart problems.[1] He was 77 years old. He was survived by his wife, Altagracia Soto, and the couple's three children, including Dominican tennis player, Mario Alvarez Soto.[1]

Leonel Fernández, the President of the Dominican Republic, attended Dugan's funeral.[2] Fernandez paid tribute to Dugan saying, "Don Mario Alvarez Dugan contributed to influence the spirit of Dominicans as a society", and said that Dugan influenced public opinion with balance, good sense and wisdom.[2]