Argentine leader treated for brain trauma

Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has undergone surgery to treat a bleed on her brain.

The 60-year-old is just three weeks away from crucial midterm elections that will determine the political future of the South American country.
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner addresses the UN General Assembly last year.
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner addressing the UN General Assembly last year.
Ms Fernández suffered a “skull trauma” in August, and on Saturday, clinical staff discovered a subdural haematoma (a bleed between the brain and the skull). She had surgery on Tuesday to relieve pressure on her brain. The two-hour operation "went very well" according to her spokesman.  Perhaps best known in the UK for her demand that Britain returns the Falkland Islands to Argentina, Ms Fernandez has received messages of support from all over the world.   Earlier this week, the Falkland Islands sent their best wishes “irrespective of differences”.  Read the BBC story.
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