May 24th, 2024

Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica says has esophageal cancer

By The Associated Press on April 29, 2024.

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) – Jose Mujica, the former president of Uruguay known for his bold socialist agenda, said Monday he has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

Mujica, 88, said the tumor was discovered during a routine checkup last Friday. He said the diagnosis compounds his health problems as he also suffers from an autoimmune disease.

Better known as “Pepe” Mujica, the former president, once a Marxist guerrilla, governed Uruguay from 2010 and 2015

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