Chavez Suffers New Respiratory Infection
- Chavez Suffers New Respiratory InfectionMarch 4, 2013
Photo of Hugo Chavez with his daughters on Feb. 14, a few days befroe he
left Cuba for Venezuela.
HAVANA TIMES � The health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez continues to
be �sensitive� because of a �new and severe� respiratory infection, the
government said today.
Minister of Communication and Information, Ernesto Villegas said in a new
statement that a �worsening of respiratory function� exists as the
president receives his �severe impact� chemotherapy treatment, reported dpa
�Two weeks after returning to the Venezuelan homeland by choice, after
surgery in Havana on December 11, there is, as of today, a worsening of
respiratory function, related to the immunosuppressive state of his
clinical situation. He now presents a new and severe infection,� states the
message to the country.
�The general condition remains delicate. The president remains clinging to
Christ and life, aware of the difficulties he is facing and in strict
compliance with the program designed by his medical team.�
Villegas said the government in charge in the absence of Chavez continues
to accompany the children and other relatives of the president in �this
battle, full of love and spirituality.�
He urged the people to keep fighting the rumor campaign �made in foreign
laboratories with loud speakers in the corrupt right-wingers of Venezuela
who seek to generate violence as the pretext for foreign intervention.�
Chavez underwent surgery in Cuba on December 11 for the fourth time for the
cancer found in the abdominal area. Since then he has not had direct
contact with the population.
The government has repeatedly said that due to respiratory failure Chavez
requires a tracheal cannula for breathing and therefore communicates in
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