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Argentina president fractures ankle

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has suffered a fracture of her left ankle, the latest in a series of health setbacks.

Her doctors, Marcelo Ballesteros and Daniel Fernandez, did not specify how the president suffered the injury. They have recommended the ankle be immobilised.

The 61-year-old leader has been sidelined with various ailments in recent months.

In November, Ms Fernandez was in hospital for several days for inflammation of the colon. She was obliged to suspend her presidential activities for 48 hours in October due to a sore throat.

In January, the president was treated for hip pain and sciatica, and in July she missed Independence Day celebrations to continue recovering from an acute throat infection.

Last year, she underwent head surgery to remove a blood clot.

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