The Washington Post | 4/9/2010 12:00:00 AM
Colombia candidate discloses Parkinson's diagnosis
April 9--A Colombian presidential candidate and popular former mayor of Bogota revealed Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Mockus said he is in the earlier stages of the degenerative disease and it would not affect his ability to be president.
"The prediction is that this will not affect my mental activities," Mockus told La W radio. "I think it is absolutely fitting to tell the people about the diagnosis and about the prognosis - which is 12 years or more of normal life thanks to medication."
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