Haiti leader leaves for Florida for checkup
Haiti leader leaves for Florida for medical checkup
Haiti's government says that President Michel Martelly has left the country for a "complete medical checkup" in Florida.
The doctor's visit comes almost a year after the 51-year-old leader traveled to Miami for a two-week stay in Miami to recover from what officials said was a blood clot in his lung.
His office at the time said doctors diagnosed him with a blood clot that stemmed from an operation on his right shoulder. The surgery was apparently needed because of pain in his arm from years of performing as a musician. He was a popular entertainer before turning to politics.
The National Palace released the statement Tuesday. Officials also said he would soon travel to Chile to attend a summit for heads of state in Latin America and Caribbean.
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