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Cristina Fernandez recommended to ease intensity and will cut short visit to Asia

Thursday, December 27th 2012 - 06:11 UTC
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The Argentine president suffers from chronic arterial hypotension The Argentine president suffers from chronic arterial hypotension

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez has been recommended by her medical team to ease the ‘intensity’ of her activities and thus will leave Vietnam out of a tour which is planned for next month and includes the Arab Emirates and Indonesia.

According to the Presidential Medical Unit the head of state was strongly recommended to lower the intensity and extension of the coming overseas trip to Asia, which is planned for January 14/19. This would be the third time in two months that the Argentine leader has to change her agenda.

Last November she was forced to cancel her attendance to the XXII Ibero-American summit held in Cadiz, Spain and towards the end of the month the Argentine president was absent from the Unasur summit, in Lima, Peru.

The mid January trip includes a delegation of 200 business people headed by the controversial Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno and has the purpose of opening new markets and attracting investments to Argentina.  

Cristina Fernandez is known to suffer from “chronic arterial hypotension” which manifests in fainting or blackouts and forces her to remain resting undisturbed usually for a couple of days.

This year that is coming to an end started particularly complicated for Cristina Fernandez since in January she underwent surgery in the thyroid glands which contrary to previous diagnosis the nodules proved to be benign.

In May on a return from a trip to Angola the Argentine president had the flu and tonsillitis. In August she had to suspend a trip to the north of the country because of her chronic hypotension. Two months later a similar diagnosis kept her resting in the presidential palace at Olivos.

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  • Troy Tempest

    January 14-19, Moyano and Armed Forces - great opportunity to help the citizens of Argentina

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 06:54 am 0
  • willi1

    a person who threatens her country with inflation, press censorship, money devaluation, travel complications, fiscal clamps, non-payment of debts, pension stealing to save her own good life, political tricks to become elected a third time, keep the country as paria in the civilized world, non acceptance of international sentences, cannot expect to be felt pitiful because of her illness.
    Although not knowing what may come after her she should quit before she is taken up by HIM wherever HE may be.

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 08:26 am 0
  • RedBaron

    Maybe FIG and the FCO (if they haven't already) need to think about making pre-emptive propaganda to the countries on KFC's itinerary and for the local British ambassadors to explain the history of the Falklands and the rights of the population to self-determination to each of the Foreign Ministers of each country.
    That way, when the RG entourage arrives and she starts spouting off about her mythical fantasy land called Malvinas, the respective host officials will be able to smile politely and say “Yes, Yes, Yes, we know all about run along and deal with your domestic problems” without giving her any opportunity for traction.

    Dec 27th, 2012 - 09:13 am 0
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