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Argentine leader resumes work after being sick

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Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner decided on Tuesday to resume her work schedule after initially postponing a domestic trip for health reasons - PHOTO: AFP

[BUENOS AIRES] Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner decided on Tuesday to resume her work schedule after initially postponing a domestic trip for health reasons.

She was diagnosed with pharyngitis, a painful sore throat condition, on Friday and ordered to rest for two days.

Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich told reporters the 61-year-old president had postponed a trip Thursday to the northern part of the country because of her condition.

But the trip to the northeastern Chaco province has been put back on Ms Kirchner's schedule, said Alfredo Scoccimarro, secretary for public communications.

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And the government's web portal said she had resumed her official duties. It was unclear what prompted the change in plans.

In July, Ms Kirchner was forced to cancel a trip to Paraguay because of a similar throat condition that kept her out sick for more than a week.

Over a year ago, she underwent surgery to remove a subdural hematoma, which kept her on medical leave for six weeks.

In early 2012, Ms Kirchner underwent surgery to remove her thyroid gland after an initial cancer diagnosis. Subsequent tissue analysis, however, showed she did not have cancer after all. AFP

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