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Pinochet in Hospital With Pneumonia

October 29, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

Former dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet was hospitalized with pneumonia, the Santiago Military Hospital reported. The hospital said that the 84-year-old former military ruler has pneumonia in his left lung "and will remain at the hospital for the necessary treatment." Security was tight around the hospital in Santiago's fashionable Providencia district. About two hours after Pinochet was admitted, his wife, Lucia Hiriart, was seen leaving the hospital.

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