The Nicaraguan ambassador to the United States was stricken with chest pains Saturday during a closed-door working session of hemispheric leaders at the Summit of the Americas, officials said.
Roberto Mayorga left the gathering of presidents and high-level diplomats at Villa Vizcaya for nearby Jackson Memorial Hospital but was discharged in less than two hours, said Nicaraguan consul general Mario Sacasa."He's out of trouble," Sacasa said, reporting that Mayorga had appeared to suffer "dizziness because of the weather."
A White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity said the ambassador had complained of chest pains.
Mayorga, who is in his mid-50s and has had previous heart trouble, was taking notes for Nicaraguan President Violeta Chamorro when he began feeling ill, Sacasa said.
Mayorga's brother, Miami cardiologist Alvaro Mayorga, was called to the hospital and accompanied him to his hotel afterward, he said.