The former president of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, suffered a relapse due to lung cancer and is in a “delicate state of health”The lung tumor that was diagnosed in 2019 “metastasized in the pancreas and his situation worsened”
The former president of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, is in a “delicate state of health” after a relapse linked to cancer that was diagnosed in 2019, according to local media.
“Tabaré Vázquez is in a very delicate situation. He is at home with his closest family, ” wrote journalist Andrés Danza, from the Uruguayan magazine Busca , on his Twitter account.
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Shortly after, the journalist Gabriel Pereyra, close to the former Uruguayan president, published on the same social network that the lung tumor that was diagnosed in 2019 “metastasized to the pancreas and his situation worsened.”
He added in his message that, in recent weeks, “he began a slow farewell to his people” and that “yesterday he was unbalanced”, although today “he was a little better.”
According to the Subrayado channel, “he is at home surrounded by his family and his most intimate circle”, since “he preferred not to be hospitalized.”
Vázquez announced on August 18, 2019, when he was still President of Uruguay, that a pulmonary nodule with “very firm characteristics” was detected. , which could be a “malignant process” and, five days later, he underwent an intervention which confirmed that the tumor was cancerous.
After medical treatment, it was announced on December 13 that he was cured of this cancer, although his physical condition since then has been quite delicate.
In 2020, since the health emergency decreed in March by the covid-19 in Uruguay, its public appearances have been very scarce.
Tabaré Vázquez became the first left-wing president in Uruguay’s history by winning the 2004 elections as a candidate for the Frente Amplio (FA).
He governed between 2005 and 2010 and was later re-elected for the period 2015-2020, after the presidency of José Mujica, from the same left-wing coalition (2010-2015).
On March 1, he handed over the presidential sash to Luis Lacalle Pou, of the National Party (PN, center-right), with whom in December he had traveled to Argentina for the inauguration of Alberto Fernández in a gesture of institutional stability, despite belonging to different parties.