Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner takes a month off work
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Month's rest for ill Argentine President Fernandez

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been ordered to take a month off work after bleeding was found on her brain.

Ms Fernandez, 60, was undergoing medical checks for another condition when the bleeding - a subdural hematoma - was discovered.

Vice-President Amado Boudou is flying back from France to take over her duties.

Ms Fernandez's spokesman, Alfredo Scoccimarro, issued a statement saying her doctors had carried out a brain scan in August after a previously undisclosed trauma - thought to be caused by a fall.

  • 06 Oct 2013