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Brazil’s President Lula enters a hospital to undergo hip replacement surgery

Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has arrived at a hospital for hip replacement surgery. It’s likely to put a temporary halt to his frequent international trips but otherwise not disrupt his activities. The presidential press office says the 77-year-old leader should spend a few days in the Hospital Sirio-Libanes in the capital before heading back to the presidential palace early next week. In spite of his age, Lula has had a busy first few months in office. He was sworn in on Jan. 1, and has since traveled to 21 countries, including the United States, China, France, India, Argentina and Angola.

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