PRESIDENT Abel Pacheco, 71, wastaken to the Calderón Guardia Hospital inSan José yesterday because of chest pains,but was reported in stable condition.Dr. Manuel Eduardo Sáenz, Pacheco’scardiologist, said in a statement thatPacheco is completely conscious and ingood spirits, and is not suffering anyphysical or mental incapacity thatimpedes him from fulfilling his presidentialduties.Doctors planned to conduct additionaltests yesterday and today.During a radio program on RadioMonumental, the President’s son, FabiánPacheco, confirmed to a reporter that hisfather’s condition is stable and he wascalm, but said the President couldn’t talkat that time.Doctors performed an emergencyevaluation of his condition after PresidentPacheco arrived at the hospital at 8:30a.m. yesterday. Pacheco has maintainedcontact with his office and Vice-PresidentLineth Saborío.“The results of all of the exams areextremely satisfactory, but because he isthe President of the Republic we have totake doubly preventive measures,”Saborío said.
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