Argentina’s president due to return to work today

Argentine officials say President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will return to work today following a cancer scare that led to the removal of her thyroid earlier this month.

Vice President Amado Boudou, who has been filling in for President Fernández, says she will be returning “in full form.”

The 58-year-old president was diagnosed with thyroid cancer just before Christmas and underwent surgery Jan. 4. Later tests on the tissue revealed the initial diagnosis was wrong and the nodules found on her thyroid were benign.

President Fernández took office in December 2007. She was re-elected last October.

Ms. Fernández is the first woman elected president of Argentina.

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