Argentina's Macri Cracks Rib Playing With Young Daughter

  • President is prescribed a few days of rest after injury
  • Mishap follows busy start including end of currency controls

Argentina’s new president, Mauricio Macri, has been prescribed a few days at home after cracking a rib playing with his young daughter.

“Everything’s OK. Just a bit of rest,” Macri said in a Twitter post. Macri was playing with daughter Antonia late Friday when he lost his balance, fell and fractured a rib, according to a statement from the government.

The president is resting at home, the government said.

Since taking office in December, Macri, 56, has lifted currency controls to fulfill campaign pledges to kick start economic growth by implementing free-market policies. Ribs willing, the former president of the Boca Juniors soccer club and a two-time mayor of Buenos Aires will try to be the first non-Peronist to finish his term since 1928.

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