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Argentina's President to Undergo Surgery

President Cristina Fernández will undergo surgery today, October 8, to drain a brain hematoma.

Fernández was diagnosed with a subdual hematoma, bleeding in the brain, on October 5.

The Presidency's official website [es] published a statement [es] from Fundación Favaloro, the hospital where Fernández will be operated. The statement indicates that the doctor's suggestion to rest “had to be modified” because on October 6 she felt “a sensation of ‘tingling’ in her left arm”:

Faced with such symptoms, our team went to the residence of Olivos to carry out a physical and neurological examination, noting a transient and slight loss of muscle strength in the same upper limb.

The statement concludes:

In light of this, the [medical] team indicated surgery. The surgery consists of basically draining the hematoma.

Netizens in Argentina have been showing their support through the hashtag #FuerzaCristina.

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