Argentine President Kirchner hospitalized with fever
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Argentine President Kirchner hospitalized with fever

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is being treated at a Buenos Aires hospital for a fever.

The 61-year-old president entered the clinic after feeling ill Sunday afternoon. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich declined to provide details Monday, saying only that he spoke to Kirchner before she checked into the clinic.

A spokesman for the president says Kirchner is suspending a visit to Argentina by Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet that had been planned for Tuesday.

Kirchner, who is approaching the final year of her presidency, has had various bouts with poor health. She missed this year’s Independence Day celebrations due to a throat infection. Last year, she underwent surgery to remove a blood clot in her head.

Associated Press