"Today, I am absent from Bolivia until Tuesday, December 15, to carry out my routine health check-up. I thank the Bolivian people for the love and well wishes that they have sent me," Arce tweeted.
Before Arce's trip to Brazil, the first transmission of command was made to the Vice President, who will govern the country until December 15.
Luis Arce, who was Economy Minister at the time, detected cancer in 2017. After receiving intense treatment in Brazil, he overcame the disease and has since maintained routine health checks with specialized studies.
The Head of State traveled on a Boliviana de Aviación (BoA) commercial flight.
Agradezco el apoyo incondicional de mi familia que hoy me acompaña a realizar los estudios de rutina recomendados por los médicos. pic.twitter.com/P0ghhuEpWy
[Hilo] Hoy me ausento de #Bolivia hasta el día martes 15 de diciembre, para realizar mi control rutinario de salud. Agradezco al pueblo boliviano por el cariño y los buenos deseos que me han hecho llegar. pic.twitter.com/f3WfDoHIpN
“The president is going to be absent for a control exam, on a disease that he had previously but which has already been overcome. This means his absence until Monday at the end of the day,” said spokesman Jorge Richter.
The public official added that once the disease is over, it is necessary for the head of state to carry out these examinations annually, to verify that everything is under the parameters established by the doctors.
Regarding possible criticism from the opposition for not having been treated in Bolivia, Richter pointed out that ideological differences should not be confused with a health problem and recalled that his medical record and the treatment to overcome his health problem was abroad.
For his part, Choquehuanca sent a message of support to President Luis Arce on Sunday, "Have a good trip, Brother President Lucho Arce, may all the positive energies be with you, we will be together with our people pending your return. Jallalla!"