Close

Donate today to keep Global Voices strong!

Our global community of volunteers work hard every day to bring you the world's underreported stories -- but we can't do it without your help. Support our editors, technology, and advocacy campaigns with a donation to Global Voices!

Donate now

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

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.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices
* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site