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Nicaraguan police monitor President Daniel Ortega’s brother

MEXICO CITY — Nicaragua’s National Police appeared to confirm Tuesday that retired Gen. Humberto Ortega, brother of President Daniel Ortega, has been under surveillance since local media reports surfaced two days earlier that police had surrounded his home.

Police said in a statement that the Health Ministry visited Humberto Ortega, 77, who suffers from heart problems, at his home and assessed his health status without ever saying why he was in police custody.