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September 10, 2000

BERLIN (AP) _ Carlos Castillo Peraza, a former president of the party brought to power in Mexico this year, died Saturday of a heart attack. He was 53.

Castillo was president of National Action from 1993 to 1996. He served twice as a deputy in Mexico’s lower house of Congress, in 1979-82 and 1988-91. He also ran for mayor of Mexico City in 1997, but lost to Cuauhtemoc Cardenas of the Democratic Revolution Party.

In addition to serving as a political adviser to his National Action Party, he taught political philosophy at La Salle University in Mexico City and wrote for several Mexican newspapers.

Susheela Sangwan

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Susheela Sangwan, the internationally known chief of cardiac anesthesia at UCLA Medical Center, died Aug. 14. She was 47. The cause of her death was not known.

Sangwan was a world renowned expert in intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, which assesses and monitors infants and adults undergoing surgery.

The method focuses on delivering anesthesia during heart surgery to patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. It uses a probe inserted in the esophagus that sends back ultrasound images of the heart during surgery.

Sangwan also lectured extensively, including at the Bkulev Heart Institute in Moscow, where she taught cardiac anesthesia techniques.

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