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Stabbed Brazil presidential candidate needs another 'big' operation

S - Brazil presidential election front-runner Jair Bolsonaro remains in intensive care and needs another "big operation" following his stabbing ordeal, hospital authorities in Sao Paulo said on Monday.

Leftist Chilean lawmakers lodge abortion bill in Congress

Santiago - Leftist opposition lawmakers in Chile on Tuesday presented a bill in Congress seeking to legalize abortion in the conservative South American country, weeks after a similar bid in Argentina was narrowly defeated.

Leftist Chilean lawmakers lodge abortion bill in Congress

Santiago - Leftist opposition MPs in Chile on Tuesday presented a bill in Congress seeking to legalize abortion in the conservative South American country, weeks after a similar bid in Argentina was narrowly defeated.

Peru's ex-leader Fujimori discharged from hospital

- Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, who was pardoned last year while serving a long jail sentence for human rights abuses, was discharged from hospital Wednesday after treatment for heart problems, his personal doctor said.

In Venezuela's hospitals, eat at your own risk

Caracas - Hardly anybody likes hospital food but in Venezuela, it's so awful -- monotonous, starchy diets cooked in filthy conditions, and newborns fed intravenous solution for lack of baby formula -- that experts call it an actual health risk.

Peru's ex-leader Fujimori back in hospital with heart problems

- Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, who was pardoned last year while serving a long jail sentence for human rights abuses, has been admitted to hospital with heart problems, aides said Monday.

Thousands march in Nicaragua against govt crackdown on doctors

Managua - Thousands marched Saturday against President Daniel Ortega's government and his crackdown against doctors who treated injured protestors Managua calls terrorists.

Thousands march in Chile demanding abortion law overhaul

Santiago - Thousands of people took part in a march in the Chilean capital demanding reform of laws that allow abortion only in cases of rape or reasons of health.

Top US diplomats probe latest health 'attacks' in Cuba visit

Washington - Recent mystery illnesses that have injured 26 US diplomatic personnel and their families in Cuba have prompted a surprise visit by three senior State Department officials to the communist island nation.

Venezuela urged to stop spread of measles, diphtheria

Washington - The Pan American Health Organization on Friday painted a bleak picture of Venezuela's healthcare system, calling for urgent action to stop the transmission of measles and diphtheria amid an intensifying crisis that has seen an exodus of doctors.

Cuba says cause of US diplomats' illness still a mystery

Havana - Cuban authorities on Sunday said they remained baffled by a mystery ailment that has afflicted numerous US diplomats on the island, with the latest case reported last month.

Polio makes comeback in Venezuela after decades

Caracas - Polio has been reported in Venezuela, a crisis-wracked country where the disease had been eradicated decades ago, the Pan-American Health Organization reports.

Peru to indict ex-president Fujimori over forced sterilizations

- Prosecutors in Peru will indict former president Alberto Fujimori and three ex-ministers over the forced sterilization of five women while he was in office, a human rights group says.

Former Peru leader Fujimori says has tumor in his lungs

- Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori, who was pardoned in December while serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, on Friday said medical tests had revealed a tumor in his lungs.

Report highlights deepening Venezuela health crisis

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition-dominated Congress said Monday the country's deepening economic crisis has left hospitals lacking even the most basic medicines and surgical materials.

Open heart surgery for Colombian FARC leader Londono

Bogota - Colombian presidential candidate and FARC leader Rodrigo "Timochenko" Londono will have open heart surgery following a heart attack, officials said Friday.

Mexican man, once the world's fattest, dreams of walking again

Guadalajara - The folds of flesh on Juan Pedro Franco's back sway heavily as he cranks the pedals of a modified bicycle with his arms, exercising to boost his already jaw-dropping weight-loss total of 250 kilos (550 pounds).

Pardoned Peru ex-president leaves hospital

- Alberto Fujimori, Peru's pardoned former president who was until recently serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, was discharged from hospital Tuesday after receiving treatment for cardiac arrhythmia.

Striding Temer says 'fully recovered' after latest op

Bras - Brazil's President Michel Temer appeared keen to demonstrate Thursday he had recovered from his latest bout of ill health, inviting the press to photograph him during a brisk walk in a Brasilia park.

Vargas Llosa among more than 230 writers opposing Fujimori pardon

- Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa has joined more than 230 other Peruvian writers in denouncing the pardon issued to former president Alberto Fujimori, who was serving 25 years in prison for rights abuses.

Anxiety, evasion and addiction: how Mexicans deal with endless violence

Mexico - Between anxiety, addiction and evasion, Mexicans have found coping mechanisms to deal with the violence plaguing their country and which peaked in 2017 to the highest level in two decades.

Peru's jailed ex-president Fujimori faces Christmas in hospital

- The condition of Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori improved on Sunday but doctors said he would still spend the Christmas period in intensive care.

Imprisoned Fujimori transferred to clinic with irregular heartbeat

- Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori, currently serving a 25-year prison sentence for corruption and human rights abuses, was transferred from his cell to a clinic Saturday suffering low blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, his doctor said.

US must 'tell truth' on alleged Cuba attacks: foreign minister

Washington - Cuba's foreign minister on Thursday accused anyone claiming attacks took place against US diplomats in Havana of "deliberately lying," echoing comments he made last week in an ongoing dispute.
 

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