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President’s husband airlifted to San José hospital

The husband of Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, José María Rico, was airlifted to San José’s CIMA Hospital Monday after he had fractured his hip the day before.

He was vacationing in Punta Islita in Nicoya, according to newspaper reports, when he fell and was taken by helicopter to the private hospital in San José.
Rico, 75, was scheduled to undergo surgery at 3 p.m.

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