August 20, 2014
CFK cancels activities, Paraguay trip
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been forced to call off all official activities following a "pharyngeal laryngitis condition" with the medical team in charge of the head of state’s health deciding on a 24-hour rest.
“Besides the corresponding treatment and evolution controls, it has been indicated a 24-hour rest, having (President Kirchner) to suspend the scheduled activities for today and the trip she was going to make to Paraguay today in the night,” the statement by the Presidential Medical Unit (UMP) reads, signed by doctors Marcelo Ballesteros and Daniel Fernández.
Government spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro, meanwhile, said that the president’s visit to Paraguay was being re-scheduled for mid August.
In a rally yesterday at the government house marking the 40th anniversary of the death of ex president Juan Domingo Perón, Cristina Fernández showed some voice disorders while giving her speech and said she had caught a laryngitis from her grandson Néstor Iván.