Because we haven’t heard that much from Paraguay lately, or from its gutsy president, I thought I’d bring you this piece of great news tonight:
The president of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, who returned to Asunción today after receiving more treatments in Brazil, said that he feels stronger and is recovered from the lymphatic cancer he was diagnosed with in 2010.
“I can assure you…that this illness, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is completely gone,” said Lugo during a brief press conference upon his arrival at Silvio Pettirossi Airport, on the outskirts of the capital.
Lugo returned to Asunción after being released from the Syrio-Lebanese Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, where tests on Wednesday showed that the lymphoma was in remission, according to a press release from the medical centre.
“Paraguay wants and deserves to have a healthy president, who can give himself entirely to the nation, right this moment,” said the president.
Lugo thanked “the citizens, the doctors”, and those who “have had the patience to put up with a leader who has confronted an illness and who is now feeling completely rejuvenated.”
Lugo was really in a bad way for a while there, so this is excellent news indeed. Let’s hope this remission turns out to be a cure, and that he can finish out his term in good health.