Chavez: new infection, situation described as very delicate

Posted on March 5, 2013 • Filed under: Venezuela reported that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez’s breathing problems have worsened and he is suffering a new, severe respiratory infection after cancer surgery in Cuba, the government said on Tuesday. Information minister Ernesto Villegas said in a brief statement that the 58-year-old’s condition continued to be “very delicate.” “Today there is a worsening of respiratory function. Related to his depressed immune system, there is now a new, severe infection,” he said in the statement, read from the Caracas military hospital where Chavez is being treated. “The president has been receiving high-impact chemotherapy, along with other complementary treatments… his general condition continues to be very delicate,” Villegas added. Read Article

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