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President Martelly diagnosed with pulmonary embolism following earlier surgery

President Michel Martelly was flown out of the country on Tuesday evening in a commercial airplane headed for Florida. This was due to chest pains he had been experiencing since his surgery on the right shoulder. On his arrival he was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism which in layman's language is a blood clot in the lungs.

He went on such short notice after his personal doctor advised him to do so upon examining him. He was treated in Miami in an un-disclosed hospital for security reasons. This complication came amidst claims that retired Dominican military officer and a Haitian accomplice were trying to force Martelly from office. The claims had been brought forward by Dominican and Haitian ministers, who supported these allegations with evidence of recorded phone calls between the two suspects. All the same investigations are underway and the retired colonel and his accomplice are yet to be proven guilty. Neighboring countries however have dismissed the allegations terming them as absurd and baseless.

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