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    Former Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in his office

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    Doctor Jorge Querey said that his condition is unstable, but informed that he ‘is connected to a respirator and in an induced coma’

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    Fernando Lugo, former president of Paraguay. suffers stroke in his Senate office

    The former president of Paraguay Fernando Lugo, was hospitalized after suffering a cerebrovascular accident (stroke) in his Senate office on Wednesday, 10, informed fellow politicians. According to the doctor Jorge Querey, who is taking care of the case, he had “an ischemic stroke” and that, within the complexity, the situation is under control. “If we don’t have a surprise, the prognosis is good”, he added, specifying that “the bleeding he had is small thanks to the medicines he takes”. Querey also reported that Lugo’s condition was stable, but said he was “on a ventilator and in an induced coma”, a state he will remain in until Thursday. The former president, who was in Colombia, where he took part in the inauguration ceremony of President Gustavo Petro, returned to Paraguay on Monday “already with symptoms”, deputy Esperanza Martínez, who accompanied him on this trip, told the press. “He is hypertensive and is undergoing treatment”, commented Martínez after clarifying that he “is a patient at risk”. Lugo, who is also a former bishop, ruled Paraguay from 2008 to 2012. So far, he has been the only president not to belong to the right-wing Colorado party since that political force took power in 1954, first under the dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner and from 1989 onwards under democracy. He was removed from the presidency in June 2012, nine months before the presidential elections, through a controversial political trial in Congress, accused of poor performance of his duties.

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    Source: Jovempan

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