Former President of Argentina Carlos Menem (1989-1999) was hospitalized again on Wednesday night, on the eve of his 90th birthday, just two days after being discharged after more than two weeks hospitalized with severe pneumonia, local media reported.
The former Peronist president, who has been a senator for his native La Rioja province since 2005, is in the intensive care area of the Los Arcos Sanatorium in Buenos Aires and his condition is “delicate,” sources close to the politician told the Clarín newspaper.
At the moment, the details of this new hospitalization were not specified.
Menem had been admitted on June 13 in the intensive care unit of the Argentine Institute of Diagnosis in Buenos Aires, with a picture of pneumonia, but he went to the plant several days later and finally, on Monday of this week, he was discharged for follow the recovery at home.
The political veteran, who suffers from diabetes and had heart problems in the past, had tested negative for coronavirus.
This new hospitalization occurs on the eve of his 90th birthday this Thursday.
“We are 90 years old! I start this day paraphrasing you” We are wrong but we are doing well “today is your birthday, but God gave me the gift of having you on this day. I love you with my soul. Strength pa @CarlosMenem_LR # los90deMenem, “Zulemita Menem, daughter of the former head of state, wrote at midnight on Twitter.
It was she herself who, in recent days and through that social network, was explaining the evolution of her father’s health, and had even gone so far as to ask people to pray for him: “I know that prayer comes. I ask you everyone please pray for my dad, “he wrote on June 15.
In addition to serving as a senator for 15 years, Menem has recently faced various court charges of corruption for acts of his presidential mandate and has maintained a low media profile.