Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez Forced To Take Month Off After Brain Injury

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Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez, will be forced to take a month off of work because of a subdural hematoma on her brain. The injury will prevent Fernandez from campaigning for congressional midterm elections. 

According to the Huffington Post, Fernandez, 60, was ordered to rest after doctors found blood on her brain due to a head injury. The President’s spokesman said she suffered ‘skull trauma’ on Aug. 12. Doctors did a CAT scan following the injury, and found nothing wrong. 

Spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said that problems surfaced Saturday after Fernandez went to the hospital for an irregular heartbeat. After complaining of a headache, doctors reexamined her skull and discovered a chronic hematoma.

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Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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