Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez listens to people affected by rains in Cumana August 24, 2012. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout
Venezuela says Chavez's breathing problems have worsened
Posted : Monday, 04 March 2013 09:43PM
CARACAS (Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez's breathing problems have worsened and the socialist leader is suffering a new, severe respiratory infection after cancer surgery in Cuba, Venezuela's government said on Monday.
Reading the latest brief official statement on the president's health, Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said the 58-year-old's condition continued to be very delicate.
(Reporting by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Eric Walsh)
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