UPDATE 3-Argentina's president to take month off for brain hematoma

Sat Oct 5, 2013 11:06pm EDT

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By Maximilian Heath

BUENOS AIRES Oct 5 (Reuters) - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has been told by doctors to take a month off because of a subdural hematoma on her brain, forcing her to abandon campaigning for important congressional elections taking place later this month.

The 60-year-old president suffered trauma to the brain in August and had been given the all-clear at the time, her spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said, without elaborating.

Vice President Amado Boudou cut short a journey to France to return to Argentina and take over the president's duties.

Fernandez was in full campaign swing for congressional elections on Oct. 27. Recent polls have indicated the government could lose control of Congress, an outcome that would deprive Fernandez of the chance of introducing a constitutional reform that would allow her to run for a third term in 2015.

Re-elected to a second term in 2011 on promises of increasing the government's role in the economy, Fernandez has said she is not thinking about a possible third term. But talk persists that her supporters want the constitution amended to let her run again.

Fernandez was admitted for checks earlier on Saturday to a Buenos Aires hospital that specializes in cardiovascular problems.

Doctors found a subdural hematoma, the accumulation of blood under a membrane that covers the brain. It usually occurs after a blow to the head.

The decision to discharge her suggests the hematoma is too small to be drained via surgery and is low risk, according to medical sources not involved in the treatment.

Politicians from various parties tweeted their wishes for a speedy recovery.

Fernandez, president of the South American country since 2007, had her thyroid glands removed last year after she was diagnosed with cancer, although later tests indicated no cancer was present.

Her late husband, former President Nestor Kirchner, died after a heart attack in 2010.

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Comments (2)
GermanHoldout wrote:
It is speculated that this is a marketing gimmick to generate compassion and example to influence the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court and the negative attitude of the Obama administration over the criminal Kirchner regime.

President Kirchner! Not paying debt is terrorism and crime!

Goodwill would be, if argentine President Kirchner would sit down and negotiate with the Bondholders!

Beyond the U.S. Hedge Funds there are tens of thousands retail Holdouts worldwide, most of them from Italy and Germany.

We all want justice and OUR money back from the Argentines. We all trust in the US justice system and the Obama Administration.

Argentina has a criminal Regime, that commits since 2002 the greatest financial crime of history against hundreds of thousands US, Italian, German and other citizens worldwide.

This crime is only comparable with the brutal expropriation of the Jews in the 1930-ies by Nazi Germany.

Seemingly only U.S. President Obama could end this crime, ongoing for over 10 years. It would be high time, that President Obama intervenes in this greatest financial crime of history.

Hopefully the U.S. Supreme Court will as soon as possible reject the Argentine complaint.

Many of the holdouts are “before default buyer”, who have bought their bonds at an average of 100% or even over.

The following proposal below would be an acceptable solution for the Holdouts and probably also for Argentina:

I want the capital of my bonds back to 100% on 01/01/2015 (the end of “Rights Upon Future Offers (RUFO)”) What could be negotiable, are the outstanding interest between 2002 and 2014.

The U.S. Supreme Court should as soon as possible (hopefully next Monday) reject the Argentine complaint, and ORDER IMMEDIATE NEGOTIATIONS between Argentina and the Holdouts.

The Argentine government and the holdouts should make STILL THIS YEAR A BINDING AGREEMENT with respect to the “time after” (end of the “Rights Upon Future Offers (RUFO)” clause) with the advantage that seizure risks and a technical default would thus be immediately averted.

p.s Holdouts are not vultures!

Oct 06, 2013 3:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
GermanHoldout wrote:
It is speculated that this is a marketing gimmick to generate compassion and e.g. to influence the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court and the negative attitude of the Obama administration over the criminal Kirchner regime.

President Kirchner! Not paying debt is terrorism and crime!

Goodwill would be, if argentine President Kirchner would sit down and negotiate with the Bondholders!

Beyond the U.S. Hedge Funds there are tens of thousands retail Holdouts worldwide, most of them from Italy and Germany.

We all want justice and OUR money back from the Argentines. We all trust in the US justice system and the Obama Administration.

Argentina has a criminal Regime, that commits since 2002 the greatest financial crime of history against hundreds of thousands US, Italian, German and other citizens worldwide.

This crime is only comparable with the brutal expropriation of the Jews in the 1930-ies by Nazi Germany.

Seemingly only U.S. President Obama could end this crime, ongoing for over 10 years. It would be high time, that President Obama intervenes in this greatest financial crime of history.

Hopefully the U.S. Supreme Court will as soon as possible reject the Argentine complaint.

Many of the holdouts are “before default buyer”, who have bought their bonds at an average of 100% or even over.

The following proposal below would be an acceptable solution for the Holdouts and probably also for Argentina:

I want the capital of my bonds back to 100% on 01/01/2015 (the end of “Rights Upon Future Offers (RUFO)”) What could be negotiable, are the outstanding interest between 2002 and 2014.

The U.S. Supreme Court should as soon as possible (hopefully next Monday) reject the Argentine complaint, and ORDER IMMEDIATE NEGOTIATIONS between Argentina and the Holdouts.

The Argentine government and the holdouts should make STILL thies YEAR A BINDING AGREEMENT with respect to the “time after” (end of the “Rights Upon Future Offers (RUFO)” clause) with the advantage that seizure risks and a technical default would thus be immediately averted.

p.s Holdouts are not vultures!

Beyond the U.S. Hedge Funds there are tens of thousands retail Holdouts worldwide, most of them from Italy and Germany.
We all want justice and our money back. We all hope in the US justice system and the Obama Administration.
Hopefully the U.S. Supreme Court will as soon as possible reject the Argentine complaint.
Many of the holdouts are “before default buyer”, who have bought their bonds at an average of 100% or even over.
The following proposal below would be an acceptable solution for the Holdouts and probably also for Argentina:

I want the capital of my bonds back to 100% on 01/01/2015 (the end of “Rights Upon Future Offers (RUFO)”) What could be negotiable, are the outstanding interest between 2002 and 2014.

The U.S. Supreme Court should as soon as possible (hopefully next Monday) reject the Argentine complaint, and ORDER IMMEDIATE NEGOTIATIONS between Argentina and the Holdouts.
The Argentine government and the holdouts should make still this year a binding agreement with respect to the “time after” (end of the “Rights Upon Future Offers (RUFO)” clause) with the advantage that seizure risks and a technical default would thus be immediately averted.

p.s Holdouts are not vultures!

Oct 06, 2013 3:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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