Humberto Ortega transferred to Military Hospital by police

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By LatAm Reports Staff Writers

The former head of the Nicaraguan Army and brother of dictator Daniel Ortega, retired general Humberto Ortega Saavedra, was transferred by a police contingent to the Managua Military Hospital at 07:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, after a medical emergency, the Confidential media reported.

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Confidencial’s information details that the dictator’s younger brother, 77, was admitted with symptoms of having suffered a heart attack at his home.

This happens 22 days after the police and the Ministry of Health jointly announced that in Ortega’s house “Specialized Medical Care Unit” has been installed, which for critics means a status of house by prison for having given an interview to Infobae, in which he reiterated the criticism of his brother’s regime and said that no one will be able to replace him in power after his eventual absence.

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According to relatives of Ortega, he suffers from heart failure, kidney disease, prostate problems, complicated diabetes and colon problems. In addition, he has placed pacemakers and two stents, as the blood does not circulate well due to heart failure.

Your last interview

The last interview of retired general Humberto Ortega given to the environment Infobae detonated Daniel Ortega’s wrath against his own brother, to the point of treating him as another of his opponents, whom he usually deprives of his liberty.

The dictator described him as a “traitor to the homeland,” in his last speech on May 28, which confirmed that the retired general is another political prisoner of the dictatorship.

In the interview with Infobae, Humberto Ortega clearly said that no one will be able to replace his brother after his death and insisted that the most viable thing will be to convene an electoral process in the short term, something that would also have caused the anger of the first lady and vice president, Rosario Murillo, since it is known that she is preparing as the successor to power.

Hours after the publication of the interview, Humberto Ortega’s house was surrounded by police officers, who stripped the former military chief of his technological devices. Since then he has been held incommunicado.

This article has been translated after first appearing in La Prensa NI