Brazil’s President Temer Spends Weekend in Hospital for Heart Surgery

The President was advised to take it slow this week but social security reform and cabinet reshuffling on the agenda will make that difficult.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, returned to his São Paulo home Monday morning after spending the weekend in the hospital following an angioplasty and the implanting two stents due to obstruction in two of his coronary arteries.

“[The President] should return to normal life starting this afternoon,” said Temer’s cardiologist Roberto Kalil Filho during a press conference at Sirio Libanes hospital Monday morning. “We recommend a slightly lighter [workload] week and rest,” said the cardiologist.

The lighter workweek, however, is likely to be difficult for the 77 year . . .

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