COSTA RICA NEWS — Former president Oscar Arias was back in hospital Saturday morning, after complaining of discomfort related to the pacemaker he received he earlier this week.
The 74 year old Arias is under observation at the private hospital Clinica Biblica in San José and expected to return home Monday, according to Jorge Cortés, hospital administrator.
He said that Arias was admitted to undergo an adjustment to the pacemaker. “We had to calibrate, it all part of the follow-up checks. He is in stable condition, is talking,” said Cortés.
Aria’s niece, Andra Arias, told La Nacion “he’s fine”.
Arias is asthmatic and never fully recovered from a recent foot operation, when he injured his tendon.
Arias was president of Costa Rica from 1986-1990 and 2006-2010 and is recepient of the Noble Peace Prize (1987) for his efforts to end the Central American crisis.
According to his Facebook profile, Arias and his wife, Suzanne Fischel, recently returned from a trip to Paris. The former president wrote a couple of days ago that due to extreme pain he had to cancel his invitation to the National Infrastructure Congress 2014 in Cartagena Colombia, that was held November 20 and 21, hosted by Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos.