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Latino Daily News

Sunday October 3, 2010

Paraguay’s President Hospitalized for Cancer Treatment

UPDATE:  Paraguay’s President Fernando Lugo will now be hospitalized in Brazil due to a negative reaction to his on-going treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  The President was initially admitted to a local hospital and then expected to be transferred to the Syrian-Lebanese Hospital in Brazil where his treatment is being managed.  Lugo appears to be suffering from swelling in his face.  The President informed his country in August he had been diagnosed with the disease but that it was in the early stages.

ORIGINAL STORY:  Paraguayan President, Fernando Lugo announced over the weekend that he has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma but expects to fully recover and will under go chemotherapy treatments.  The 59-year old former Catholic bishop has been President for two years and represents 6.3 million Paraguayan.  Lugo will commence his chemotherapy treatments almost immediately in Sao Paulo, Brazil but will not relinquish his power during his treatment and recovery.