Paraguayan president has cancer | News | Al Jazeera

Paraguayan president has cancer

Fernando Lugo, diagnosed with lymphoma, plans to carry on with business as usual.

    Lugo has faced pressure at home to combat an armed group carrying out kidnappings and murder [AFP]

    Lugo, a former Roman Catholic bishop who left the church to run for office, is due to travel to the Brazilian city of Sao Paolo next week for consultations on the course of further treatment.

    His doctors said chemotherapy may be recommended to treat the cancer.

    Lugo, 59, underwent surgery earlier this year to treat a swollen prostate.

    The president has been under pressure recently at home over a spate of murders and kidnappings blamed on a small armed group operating out of the country's remote north.

    His term as president is set to expire in 2013.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.