Panama president to travel to U.S. for medical follow-up

FILE PHOTO: Ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo will travel to Houston, Texas on Friday for follow-up treatment regarding the blood disorder he was diagnosed with in July, known as myelodysplasia, the presidency said in a statement Thursday.

Cortizo will be in the United States until Nov. 17 for the medical evaluation, the presidency said.

(Reporting by Eli Moreno; Writing by Kylie Madry; Editing by Anthony Esposito)