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Argentine leader expected to get medical clearance

Friday - 11/8/2013, 12:33pm  ET

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2013 file photo, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez arrives to a hospital for surgery in Buenos Aires, Argentina. One month has passed since a blood clot was removed from Fernandez's brain and doctors are expected to give her medical clearance to return to work on Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/DyN, Pablo Molina, File)

DEBORA REY
Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES (AP) -- The doctors of President Cristina Fernandez are expected to give her medical clearance to return to work one month after a blood clot was removed from her brain.

The doctors expect the 60-year-old will slowly begin resuming some duties after her recuperation period at the presidential residence outside Buenos Aires.

She's scheduled to get some tests on her heart and nervous system at the Fundacion Favaloro hospital late Friday.

Argentina's dominant political force underwent surgery on Oct. 8 to remove the clot pressuring her brain.  She's been in total repose and hasn't appeared in public since.

The presidency still hasn't explained the Aug. 12 head trauma they said created the condition. 

Medical specialists say that Fernandez will be unable to travel by plane or attend large events for a time.


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