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Mexico's Lopez Obrador, fiery leftist, suffers heart attack
Mexico's Lopez Obrador, fiery leftist, suffers heart attack

MEXICO CITY -- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s fiery leftist leader, suffered a heart attack early Tuesday and was hospitalized in stable condition, doctors said. Lopez Obrador, a two-time presidential contender, former mayor of Mexico City and an increasingly contentious figure in Mexico’s political scene, was “progressing satisfactorily,” Dr. Patricio Ortiz, a cardiologist, said in a brief news conference at the Medica Sur hospital. He will remain hospitalized for two to five days for recovery, Ortiz said. Just two days earlier, Lopez Obrador led a huge rally in Mexico City’s Zocalo, the historic downtown square, to protest government plans to open...

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