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Brazil Agriculture Minister to Have Surgery for Brain Tumor

October 15, 2011

Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Mendes Ribeiro, Brazil’s minister of agriculture, will undergo surgery today to remove a brain tumor, according to an e-mailed statement from the Sirio-Libanes hospital in Sao Paulo.

During tests last week, doctors detected a “probable recurrence” of a tumor that was removed in 2007, the statement said.

--Editor: Joe Sabo.

To contact the reporter on this story: Matthew Bristow in Brasilia at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Joshua Goodman at

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