July 24, 2020

Brazil’s iconic chief Raoni to leave hospital Saturday

Brasília (AFP) – Brazil’s best-known indigenous leader, chief Raoni Metuktire, is set to be released from hospital Saturday after a health scare, officials said.”We can confirm he will be released Saturday,” a spokeswoman from the Dois Pinheiros Hospital in the central-western city of Sinop told AFP on Friday.Raoni, an iconic defender of the Amazon rainforest who is in his 90s, was hospitalized last week for weakness, shortness of breath and diarrhea, then transferred to the larger Dois Pinheiros hospital when his condition deteriorated.He was diagnosed with gastric ulcers, an inflamed colon a…

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