Arentina's president recovering well after head surgery

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Before doctors drilled through President Cristina Fernandez's skull Tuesday to remove a blood clot pressuring her brain, her vice president sought to reassure Argentines they have no reason to be alarmed.

When Fernandez, 60, came out of surgery, her spokesman said that she was in good spirits, that doctors were satisfied with the operation, and that she was already recovering well.

Fernandez's doctors said she suffered no complications from their removal of a blood clot from the surface of the right side of her brain. But their brief post-surgical report made no reference to how long the president would need to rest.