The former president of Uruguay José “Pepe” Mujica had to be hospitalized urgently in a private sanatorium and will be operated on tonight for a domestic accident: the doctors assure that the case is not serious, but due to his age and that he cannot be vaccinated against it. coronavirus for a disease that has dragged on for years, the medical institution takes the greatest precautions.
It turned out that his wife, Senator Lucía Topolansky, had cooked a fish dish on Tuesday and that Mujica swallowed a thorn that stuck in his esophagus, making it difficult to breathe. Interned in the Assistance Center of the Medical Union of Uruguay, the intervention is prepared for tonight, to remove the thorn.
In less than a month, Mujica will be 86 years old and due to the pandemic he is being held in his farm on the outskirts of Montevideo. “I can not receive anyone for immune weakness,” he commented weeks ago.
The Argentine government had conferred the highest distinction of State, but due to these problems, the delivery ceremony could not be carried out.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Mujica was a member of the left-wing guerrilla movement National Liberation Movement-Tupamaros, and was imprisoned for more than 12 years. In the last period he was a deputy, senator, minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries between 2005 and 2008 and president of the republic between 2010 and 2015. In the spring of 2020 he retired from the Senate to rest at home, although he remains active in leading his party movement.
Since 1985 she has lived with Lucía Topolansky, also a former guerrilla and leader of the MLN-T, for which she is a senator and was vice president of Uruguay between 2017 and 2020. The doctors prepare the intervention, which is not serious, but they take extreme care to avoid other complications .