Colombia Reports


Colombia Vice-President German Vargas on Tuesday announced he will undergo brain surgery to remove a benign tumor.

Vargas’ health issues became public a week ago when he collapsed while speaking at a public event near the city of Bucaramanga.

Colombia VP in Intensive Care after collapsing during speech

Tests revealed the vice-president has a benign tumor in his brain that will soon be removed, he revealed on Twitter.


German Vargas

After a week of absence, Vargas continued his tour through the country to inaugurate public works, saying that while doctors define a date for the surgery, he will continue working.

Initially, the vice-president’s office said that an “excessive workload” added to the benign tumor had caused his collapse last week.

Vargas, a member one of the country’s political dynasties, is widely believed to be running for president in 2018.

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