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Chavez Suffers New Respiratory Infection

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  • Cort Greene
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 5, 2013
      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
      news.

      �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
      writing.


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