Osvaldo Barrera, director of the Bogota clinic that attended to Caceres, said that that while the former senator had a sugar imbalance, the condition should not prevent him from cooperating with authorities and the judicial process could proceed as normal.
“He is conscious, obviously the imbalance is evident and if it continues to progress there could be serious problems. This is a process that depends on his body, but it can be controlled with medicine and a rigorous diet,” Barrera said.
Caceres will remain in hospital for at least two days, which means that his arraignment hearing, which was scheduled for Wednesday, will have to be postponed.
Caceres, who was Senate president from July 2009 to July 2010, was arrested in Bogota Tuesday over allegations that paramilitary group “Heroes de Montes de Maria” financed his election campaign. He maintains his innocence.