OxyFile #339

Nicargua's Ortega in Cuba for medical check 

HAVANA (Reuter) - Nicaraguan former president Daniel Ortega, who 
was treated for a heart condition a year ago in Cuba, is back in 
Havana for a medical check-up, officials said Thurdsay.

The Cuban news agency Prensa Latina said Ortega was receiving a 
treatment called ozone therapy to purify the blood. It did not say 
how long he would be staying. 

The leftist ex-president, a friend of President Fidel Castro, 
stayed in Havana for several months' treatment after a check-up in 
the Cuban capital in November 1994 and revealed he had suffered a 
"silent" heart attack about three months previously. 

Ortega, 50, was defeated in 1990 elections by President Violeta 
Chamorro. 


Copyright 1996 Reuters Ltd. All rights reserved.

Huic, Davor, Nicargua's Ortega in Cuba for medical check., 
Reuters, 02-01-1996.