Brazil, Latin America: Week in Review

Brazil: Lula da Silva To Begin Chemotherapy Today

October 31, 2011 By Staff

Today in Latin America

Top Story — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva is scheduled to begin chemotherapy today to treat a malignant tumor in his throat discovered over the weekend. Da Silva visited São Paulo’s Hospital Sírio-Libanês for medical exams Friday for a sore throat that had bothered him for the last few weeks. The doctors say the tumor is small and they caught it early enough to be hopeful of curing it without surgery. Lula da Silva left office with record-level approval ratings and continues to influence the current administration of President Dilma Rousseff.

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