Argentina’s President Has Cancer

    Argentina's reelected President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner waves during her inauguration ceremony, in Mayo square, Buenos Aires on December 10, 2011. President Cristina Kirchner was sworn in Saturday to a second four-year term at the peak of her popularity.   AFP PHOTO / DANIEL GARCIA (Photo credit should read DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Argentina’s popular president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and will step aside for 20 days in January as she undergoes treatment. Fernandez, 58, was just reelected in October; doctors say her cancer has not yet spread to other parts of her body and that her prognosis is very good. In her absence, Vice-President Amado Boudou will take over.

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