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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ortega Hospitalized

MANAGUA, Nicaragua () -- Former President Daniel Ortega was hospitalized in Cuba after suffering a minor heart attack, his Sandinista party has announced.

Ortega was in "satisfactory'' condition at a specialized hospital in Havana, the Cuban capital, a party statement said.

Ortega, 49, president from 1985 to 1990, is secretary-general of the Sandinista party and a leading contender for the party's presidential nomination in 1996.

Ortega was hospitalized after a heart attack that he suffered approximately three months ago was detected during a medical checkup.''