Pres­i­dent misses events while un­der­go­ing med­i­cal tests

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LA PAZ | Pres­i­dent Evo Morales sus­pended of­fi­cial ac­tiv­i­ties for a sec­ond day Sun­day, ac­cord­ing to Vice Pres­i­dent Al­varo Gar­cia, who said the na­tion’s leader was un­der­go­ing “rou­tine” med­i­cal ex­ams.

Mr. Morales checked into a pri­vate clinic Fri­day in Cochabamba and Satur­day skipped a planned in­au­gu­ra­tion of public works in El Alto, near the cap­i­tal La Paz. He missed an­other event Sun­day, but the vice pres­i­dent said Mr. Morales is in “very good health.”

Mr. Gar­cia, stand­ing in for Mr. Morales in El Alto, said “doc­tors asked Pres­i­dent Evo to con­tinue his rest in the city of Cochabamba.”

It was not im­me­di­ately known what type of ex­ams Mr. Morales was un­der­go­ing.

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